catalase

[ kat-l-eys, -eyz ]
/ ˈkæt lˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water.

Origin of catalase

First recorded in 1900–05; catal(ysis) + -ase

Related forms

cat·a·lat·ic [kat-l-at-ik] /ˌkæt lˈæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for catalase

catalase

/ (ˈkætəˌleɪs) /

noun

an enzyme that catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide
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Medicine definitions for catalase

catalase

[ kătl-ās′, -āz′ ]

n.

An enzyme found in most living cells that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.
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