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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: Also called redox.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxidation-reduction, oxidoreduction, redox(noun)

    a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Oxidation-Reduction

    A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).


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