peroxidase


peroxidase

peroxidase [puh-rok-si-deys, -deyz] ExamplesWord Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. any of a class of oxidoreductase enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide or an organic peroxide.

Origin of peroxidase First recorded in 1900–05; peroxide + -ase Examples from the Web for peroxidase Historical Examples of peroxidase

  • The plant extract loses the power to cause such luminescence on boiling and the peroxidase will not dialyze.

    The Nature of Animal Light

    E. Newton Harvey

  • Esculin will not luminesce with peroxidase and H2O2, but pyrogallol or gallic acid will.

    The Nature of Animal Light

    E. Newton Harvey

  • This peroxidase was found in the skins of black agouti, chocolate and blue rabbits, but not in yellow or orange rabbits.

    The Organism as a Whole

    Jacques Loeb

  • British Dictionary definitions for peroxidase peroxidase noun

    1. any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the oxidation of a compound by the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide or an organic peroxide. They generally consist of a protein combined with haem

    peroxidase in Medicine peroxidase [pə-rŏk′sĭ-dās′, -dāz′] n.

    1. Any of a group of enzymes that occur especially in plant cells and catalyze the oxidation of a substance by a peroxide.

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