Definition of hydrogenase in English:


Syllabification: hy·drog·e·nase
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəjəˌnās, hīˈdräjə-


[usually with modifier] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme that catalyzes the reduction of a particular substance by hydrogen.
    More 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.

More definitions of hydrogenase

Definition of hydrogenase in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea