Meaning of nitroreductase in English:

nitroreductase

Pronunciation /ˌnʌɪtrəʊrɪˈdʌkteɪz/

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any enzyme that catalyses the reduction of a nitro group, usually to an amino group, in an organic molecule (typically as part of a drug-metabolizing pathway).

Origin

1950s. From nitro- + reductase.