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catalase

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noun cat·a·lase \ˈka-tə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of catalase

  1. :  a red crystalline enzyme that consists of a protein complex with hematin groups and catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen

catalatic

play \ˌka-tə-ˈla-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of catalase

catalysis


First Known Use: 1901


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catalase

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noun cat·a·lase \ˈkat-əl-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of catalase

  1. :  a red crystalline enzyme that consists of a protein complex with hematin groups and catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen

catalatic

\ˌkat-əl-ˈat-ik\play adjective



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