epoxygenase

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epoxygenase (countable and uncountable, plural epoxygenases)

  1. (biochemistry) An enzyme that produces hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs) and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) from arachidonic acid, causing effects such as cell proliferation and decrease in cyclooxygenase activity.