catalase

[ kat-l-eys, -eyz ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water.

Origin of catalase

1
First recorded in 1900–05; catal(ysis) + -ase

Other words from catalase

  • cat·a·lat·ic [kat-l-at-ik], /ˌkæt lˈæt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for catalase

catalase

/ (ˈkætəˌleɪs) /


noun
  1. an enzyme that catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

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