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