peroxisome

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per·ox·i·some

 (pə-rŏk′sĭ-sōm′)
n.
A cell organelle containing a large number of enzymes, including catalase and oxidase, that break down long-chain fatty acids and other organic molecules. The hydrogen peroxide produced by these reactions is also broken down within the peroxisome.


per·ox′i·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.

peroxisome

(pəˈrɒksɪˌsəʊm)
n
(Biochemistry) biology a type of organelle present in most eukaryotic cells that carry out oxidative reactions, such as oxidation of alcohol in the liver
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