Definition of Catalase

1. Noun. Enzyme found in most plant and animal cells that functions as an oxidative catalyst; decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water.

Generic synonyms: Enzyme
Derivative terms: Catalatic



Definition of Catalase

1. Noun. An enzyme found in the liver that catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catalase

1. an enzyme [n -S] - See also: enzyme

Medical Definition of Catalase

1. Tetrameric haem enzyme (245 kD) that breaks down hydrogen peroxide. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catalase

catadicrotism
catadidymus
catadioptric
catadioptrics
catadromous
catafalco
catafalcoes
catafalque
catafalques
catagelophobia
catagen
catagenesis
cataglottis
catagmatic
catalanoite
catalase (current term)
catalases
catalatic
catalatic reaction
catalectic
catalectics
catalepses
catalepsies
catalepsis
catalepsy
cataleptic
cataleptically
cataleptics
cataleptoid
catalexes

Literary usage of Catalase

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"It may be seen further in Table 1, that the introduction of olein, a fat, into the alimentary tract produced 40 per cent, increase in the catalase of the ..."

2. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"There exists, as far as we know, no literature on the catalase of marine algas. ... We have started a preliminary investigation of the catalase, peroxidase, ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"ON THE OCCURRENCE OF catalase IN HUMAN TISSUES AND ITS VARIATIONS IN DISEASES.1 BY MC WINTERNITZ, MD Fellow in Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University, ..."

4. Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology by Dept. of Bacteriology and Public Health, Michigan, Michigan Agricultural College, Michigan State University, East Lansing Agricultural College, Dept. of Bacteriology and Hygiene (1916)
"Where else is catalase found? What is the type of action supposedly taking ... Have you ever observed the action of catalase produced in animal tissues? ..."

5. Practical Text-book of Plant Physiology by Daniel Trembly Macdougal (1912)
"Demonstration of the Presence of catalase and Other Oxidizing Enzymes. catalase may be found in almost all animal and vegetable tissues. ..."

6. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"catalase is abundant even in the early embryo (Mendel and Leaven worth) and in sea urchin eggs it increases rapidly after they are fertilized (Lyon).78 ..."

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