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catalase

Pronunciation: kat′ă-lās

Definition: A hemoprotein catalyzing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen (2H2O2 → O2 + 2H2O); a deficiency of catalase is associated with acatalasemia.

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