peroxisome

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noun per·ox·i·some \pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌsōm\

Definition of peroxisome

  1. :  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

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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

peroxisomal

\-ˌräk-sə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective

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