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Meaning of oxygenase

ox•y•gen•ase

Pronunciation: (ok'si-ju-nās", -nāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the introduction of molecular oxygen into an organic substance.
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