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oxidation-reduction

Pronunciation: ok'si-da'shun-re-duk'shun

Definition: Any chemical oxidation or reduction reaction, which must, in toto, comprise both oxidation and reduction; the basis for calling all oxidative enzymes (formerly oxidases) oxidoreductases. Often shortened to “redox.”

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