peroxisome definition

  • noun:
    • A cell organelle containing enzymes, such catalase and oxidase, that catalyze the production and break down of hydrogen peroxide.
    • An intracellular organelle found in all eukaryotes (except Archezoa) which is the way to obtain the enzymes that catalyze the production and breakdown hydrogen peroxide, and in charge of the oxidation of long-chain essential fatty acids.

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