catalase

noun
cat·​a·​lase | \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

Other Words from catalase

catalatic \ˌka-​tə-​ˈla-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of catalase

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catalase

catalysis

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catalase

noun
cat·​a·​lase | \ˈkat-ᵊl-ˌās, -ˌāz \

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

Other Words from catalase

catalatic \ˌkat-​ᵊl-​ˈat-​ik \ adjective

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