Definitions for oxidaseˈɒk sɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz
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ox•i•daseˈɒk sɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz(n.)
any of a class of enzymes that catalyze oxidation by molecular oxygen and, in most cases, form hydrogen peroxide.
Origin of oxidase:
any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation
Any of many enzymes which catalyze oxidation reactions, especially ones using molecular oxygen.
An oxidase is any enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction reaction involving molecular oxygen as the electron acceptor. In these reactions, oxygen is reduced to water or hydrogen peroxide. The oxidases are a subclass of the oxidoreductases.
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