noun. either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin.
noun. an enzyme that regulates prostaglandins that are important for the health of the stomach lining and kidneys.
noun. an enzyme that makes prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain and fever.
Example sentences of the word cyclooxygenase
1. Noun, singular or mass
There are two forms of cyclooxygenase in the human body, COX-1 and COX-2.