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 on the catalase content of tissue led to a similar conclusion.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

He has demonstrated that the tissues of polyneuritic birds show a decrease in catalase activity to a point 56 per cent.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

The rate of utilization was generally higher during the test period in the presence of catalase than without added catalase.
Preservation of Bull Semen at Sub-Zero Temperatures N. L. VanDemark

noun
an enzyme that catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

catalase cat·a·lase (kāt’l-ās’, -āz’)
n.
An enzyme found in most living cells that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.

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