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SOD

Abbreviation for superoxide dismutase.

superoxide dismutase (SOD)

an enzyme composed of metal-containing proteins that converts superoxide radicals into less toxic agents. It is the main enzymatic mechanism for clearing superoxide radicals from the body.

SOD

Abbreviation for:
schedule of delegation 
segmental odontomaxillary dysplasia
septo-optic dysplasia
sodium
sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
statement of deficiency
superoxide dismutase

SOD

1. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. See Biliary dyskinesia.
2. Superoxide dismutase, see there.
References in classic literature ?
The expedients of the pioneers who first broke ground in the settlement of this country are succeeded by the permanent improvements of the yeoman who intends to leave his remains to moulder under the sod which he tills, or perhaps of the son, who, born in the land, piously wishes to linger around the grave of his father.
When the neck of the cache is nearly level with the surrounding surface, the sod is again fitted in with the utmost exactness, and any bushes, stocks, or stones, that may have originally been about the spot, are restored to their former places.
The crew was mostly Cork an' Kerry men, barrin' one Marylander that wanted to go back, but they called him a mutineer, an' they ran the ould Manila into Skibbereen, an' they had an illigant time visitin' around with frinds on the ould sod fer a week.
Looking over the damp sod in the direction of the sun, a glistening ripple of gossamer webs was visible to their eyes under the luminary, like the track of moonlight on the sea.