noun Etymology: cycl- + oxygenase, an enzyme, from oxygen + -ase Date: 1975 an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins and that has two isoforms of which one is involved in the creation of prostaglandins which mediate inflammation and pain

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