catalase

[kat-l-eys, -eyz]

Origin of catalase

First recorded in 1900–05; catal(ysis) + -ase
Related formscat·a·lat·ic [kat-l-at-ik] /ˌkæt lˈæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for catalase

catalase

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

catalase

[kătl-ās′, -āz′]
n.
  1. An enzyme found in most living cells that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.
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