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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.


(Biology) biology of or relating to a peroxisome; of the nature of a peroxisome
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