catalase


cat·a·lase

noun \ˈka-tə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of CATALASE

:  a red crystalline enzyme that consists of a protein complex with hematin groups and catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen
cat·a·lat·ic \ˌka-tə-ˈla-tik\ adjective

Origin of CATALASE

catalysis
First Known Use: 1901

cat·a·lase

noun \ˈkat-əl-ˌās, -ˌāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATALASE

: a red crystalline enzyme that consists of a protein complex with hematin groups and catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen
cat·a·lat·ic \ˌkat-əl-ˈat-ik\ adjective

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