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peroxisome

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noun per·ox·i·some \pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌsōm\

Definition of peroxisome

  1. :  a cytoplasmic cell organelle containing enzymes (as catalase) which act in oxidative reactions and especially in the production and decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

per·ox·i·som·al play \-ˌräk-sə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective


Origin of peroxisome

peroxide + 3-some


First Known Use: 1965


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peroxisome

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noun per·ox·i·some \pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of peroxisome

  1. :  a cytoplasmic cell organelle containing enzymes (as catalase) which act especially in the production and decomposition of hydrogen peroxide—called also microbody

  2. per·ox·i·som·al \-ˌräk-sə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective




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