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[hahy-drok-suh-leys, -leyz] /haɪˈdrɒk səˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
any enzyme that catalyzes the introduction of a into a substance.

hydroxylase hy·drox·yl·ase (hī-drŏk’sə-lās’, -lāz’)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of hydroxyl groups by oxidation of the substrate.


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  • Hydroxylate

    [hahy-drok-suh-leyt] /haɪˈdrɒk səˌleɪt/ verb (used with object), hydroxylated, hydroxylating. 1. to introduce hydroxyl into (a compound).

  • Hydroxyl-group

    noun 1. the univalent group –OH, as in inorganic compounds, such as sodium hydroxide, NaOH, or as in organic compounds, such as ethyl alcohol, C 2 H 6 O.

  • Hydroxyl-ion

    noun 1. . noun 1. the anion OH−.

  • Hydroxymethyl

    hydroxymethyl hy·drox·y·meth·yl (hī-drŏk’sē-měth’əl) n. See methylol.

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