generally (derogatory) a woman having hair that is bleached rather than naturally blonde and that looks harsh or unnatural
[puh-rok-si-dahyz] /pəˈrɒk sɪˌdaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), peroxidized, peroxidizing. Chemistry. 1. to convert into a , especially of the highest oxidation potential.
[puh-rok-suh-sohm] /pəˈrɒk səˌsoʊm/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a cell organelle containing catalase, peroxidase, and other oxidative enzymes and performing essential metabolic functions, as the decomposition of fatty acids and hydrogen peroxide. /pəˈrɒksɪˌsəʊm/ noun 1. a type of organelle present in most eukaryotic cells that carry out oxidative reactions, such as oxidation of alcohol in the […]
[puh-rok-see] /pəˈrɒk si/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing the peroxy group. 1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which the peroxy group is present: peroxyborate. combining form 1. indicating the presence of the peroxide group, -O–O-: peroxysulphuric acid Also (not in technical usage) per- peroxy per·ox·y (pə-rŏk’sē) adj. Containing the bivalent […]
[puh-rok-see-as-id] /pəˌrɒk siˈæs ɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an derived from hydrogen peroxide and containing the –O–O– group, as , H 2 S 2 O 8 .