<cell biology> An enzyme that catalyses a reduction; since all enzymes catalyze reactions in either direction, any reductase can, under the proper conditions, behave as an oxidase and vice versa, hence the term oxidoreductase. For individual reductase's, see the specific names.

Synonyms: reducing enzyme.

(05 Mar 2000)

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