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An enzyme that catalyzes a reduction; because 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 reductases, see the specific names.
Synonym(s): reducing enzyme
reductaseA generic term for any enzyme that catalyses a chemical reduction reaction.
An enzyme that removes oxygen. Synonym: reductase
See also: enzyme