terminal oxidase

ter·mi·nal ox·i·dase

the last protein in the electron transport, respiratory chain. In mammals this is cytochrome c oxidase.

terminal oxidase

the oxidase at the end of an ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM that reacts with oxygen to form water. An example is CYTOCHROME C OXIDASE.
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The second activity is to act as a terminal oxidase.