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Meaning of oxidase

ox•i•dase

Pronunciation: (ok'si-dās", -dāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of a class of oxidoreductases that catalyze the oxidation of a substrate by molecular oxygen with the formation, in most cases, of hydrogen peroxide.
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