Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

peroxidase

[puh-rok-si-deys, -deyz]
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.
Show More

Origin of peroxidase

First recorded in 1900–05; peroxide + -ase
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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.

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


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
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

peroxidase in Medicine

peroxidase

(pə-rŏksĭ-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.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.