myeloperoxidase

noun

my·​e·​lo·​per·​ox·​i·​dase ˌmī-ə-lō-pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce myeloperoxidase (audio)
: a green peroxidase of phagocytic cells (as neutrophils and monocytes) that is held to assist in bactericidal activity by catalyzing the oxidation of ionic halogen to free halogen

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“Myeloperoxidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myeloperoxidase. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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