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Meaning of peroxidase

per•ox•i•dase

Pronunciation: (pu-rok'si-dās", -dāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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