peroxidase

noun
per·​ox·​i·​dase | \ pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌdās How to pronounce peroxidase (audio) , -ˌdāz \

Definition of peroxidase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of various substances by peroxides

First Known Use of peroxidase

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Peroxidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peroxidase. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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peroxidase

noun
per·​ox·​i·​dase | \ pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce peroxidase (audio) \

Medical Definition of peroxidase

: an enzyme occurring especially in plants, milk, and white blood cells and consisting of a protein complex with hematin groups that catalyzes the oxidation of various substances by peroxides

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