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peroxidase

[puh-rok-si-deys, -deyz] /pəˈrɒk sɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a class of oxidoreductase enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide or an organic peroxide.
Origin of peroxidase
1900-1905
1900-05; peroxide + -ase
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  • Esculin will not luminesce with peroxidase and H2O2, but pyrogallol or gallic acid will.

    The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey
  • The plant extract loses the power to cause such luminescence on boiling and the peroxidase will not dialyze.

    The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey
  • This peroxidase was found in the skins of black agouti, chocolate and blue rabbits, but not in yellow or orange rabbits.

British Dictionary definitions for peroxidase

peroxidase

/pəˈrɒksɪˌdeɪs; -ˌdeɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the oxidation of a compound by the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide or an organic peroxide. They generally consist of a protein combined with haem
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peroxidase in Medicine

peroxidase per·ox·i·dase (pə-rŏk'sĭ-dās', -dāz')
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that occur especially in plant cells and catalyze the oxidation of a substance by a peroxide.

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