peroxisome

noun per·ox·i·some \ pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌsōm \

Definition of peroxisome

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

peroxisomal

play \pə-ˌräk-sə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of peroxisome

peroxide + 3-some


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peroxisome

noun per·ox·i·some \ pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌsōm \

medical Definition of peroxisome

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

peroxisomal

play \-ˌräk-sə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

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