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Medical Term:

peroxidase

Pronunciation: pe-rok'si-das

Definition

type of enzymes in animal and plant tissues that catalyzes the dehydrogenation (oxidation) of various substances in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, which acts as hydrogen acceptor, being converted to water in the process.

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