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cat·a·lase

 (kăt′l-ās′, -āz′)
n.
An enzyme found in living cells that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, a potentially harmful oxidizing agent, into water and oxygen.


cat′a·lat′ic (kăt′l-ăt′ĭk) adj.

catalase

(ˈkætəˌleɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) an enzyme that catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

cat•a•lase

(ˈkæt lˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz)

n.
an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water.
[1900–05; catal (ysis) + -ase]
cat`a•lat′ic (-ˈæt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.catalase - enzyme found in most plant and animal cells that functions as an oxidative catalyst; decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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