reductase


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re·duc·tase

 (rĭ-dŭk′tās′, -tāz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the reduction of an organic compound.

reductase

(rɪˈdʌkteɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses a biochemical reduction reaction
[C20: from reduction + -ase]

re•duc•tase

(rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -teɪz)

n.
any enzyme acting as a reducing agent.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reductase - an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance
5-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, HMG-CoA reductase - a liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations
réductase
還元酵素

re·duc·tase

n. reductasa, enzima que actúa como catalítico en el proceso de reducción.
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