[puh-rok-si-deys, -deyz]

Origin of peroxidase

First recorded in 1900–05; peroxide + -ase 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.

  • 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


  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
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peroxidase in Medicine


[pə-rŏksĭ-dās′, -dāz′]
  1. 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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