Definition of hydrogenase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəjəˌnās/ Pronunciation: /hīˈdräjəˌnās/


[usually with modifier] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the reduction of a particular substance by hydrogen.
Example sentences
  • It is now known to be responsible for a set of genes, including those for formate hydrogenase.
  • It is the biological redox partner of the periplasmic hydrogenase.
  • Immunogold labeling allowed colocalization of hydrogenase and double-stranded DNA in the hydrogenosomes of the ciliate.

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Syllabification: hy·drog·e·nase

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