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  • Catalase

    an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. Historical Examples catalase decomposes peroxides, with the liberation of free oxygen. The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher A very widely distributed reducing enzyme is catalase which decomposes hydrogen peroxide. The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey The work of Burge and his co-workers […]

  • Catalectic

    (of a line of verse) lacking part of the last foot; metrically incomplete, as the second line of One more unfortunate,/Weary of breath. a catalectic line of verse. Historical Examples In like manner the catalectic iambic tetrameter is broken up by inserted rhyme into two short verses, viz. A History of English Versification Jakob Schipper […]



  • Catalepsy

    a physical condition usually associated with catatonic schizophrenia, characterized by suspension of sensation, muscular rigidity, fixity of posture, and often by loss of contact with environment. Historical Examples The case he reports on p. 26, of the woman resuscitated by Rigaudeaux in 1748, was one of catalepsy, if it ever happened. The Ethics of Medical […]

  • Cataleptic

    a physical condition usually associated with catatonic schizophrenia, characterized by suspension of sensation, muscular rigidity, fixity of posture, and often by loss of contact with environment. Historical Examples Won’t the effect be similar to hypnosis whereby a man is reduced to a cataleptic state? The End of Time Wallace West She was visited by no […]



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