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peroxisome
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<cell biology> Organelle containing peroxidase and catalase, sometimes as a large crystal. A site of oxygen utilisation, but not of ATP synthesis. In plants, associated with chloroplasts in photorespiration and considered to be part of a larger group of organelles, the microbodies.

Origin: Gr. Soma = body

(11 Mar 2008)

peroxide, peroxides, peroxidize, peroxisomal disorders < Prev | Next > peroxy-, peroxyacetyl nitrate, peroxy acid

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