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Acronym for cyclooxygenase.
H.R., 20th-century U.S. bacteriologist.
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cyclooxygenase(sī″klō-ok′sĭ-jĭ-nās″) [ cyclo- + oxygenase],
Any of several enzymes, e.g., COX-1, COX-2, that make prostaglandins from arachidonic acids. They play a central role in inflammatory diseases, blood clotting, pain, and cellular proliferation.
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