peroxisome

noun
per·​ox·​i·​some | \ pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌsōm How to pronounce peroxisome (audio) \

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 How to pronounce peroxisome (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peroxisome. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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peroxisome

noun
per·​ox·​i·​some | \ pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌsōm How to pronounce peroxisome (audio) \

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 How to pronounce peroxisome (audio) \ adjective

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