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

Other Words from peroxisome

peroxisomal \pə-ˌräk-sə-ˈsō-məl \ adjective

First Known Use of peroxisome

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peroxisome

peroxide + -some entry 3

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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

Other Words from peroxisome

peroxisomal \-ˌräk-sə-ˈsō-məl \ adjective

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