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Definition of "oxygenase" []

  • An oxidoreductase that catalyzes the incorporation of molecular oxygen into its substrate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oxygenase" in a sentence
  • "Zinc protoporphyrin regulates cyclin D1 expression independent of heme oxygenase inhibition."
  • "The role and regulation of heme oxygenase in lung antioxidant defenses"
  • "They relieve pain and inflammation by blocking an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase (COX)."