- A small, membrane-bounded organelle that uses molecular oxygen to oxidize organic molecules; contains some enzymes that produce and others that degrade hydrogen peroxide. Reference(s): ISBN:0815316194
Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Microbodies which occur in animal and plant cells and in certain fungi and protozoa. They contain peroxidase, catalase, and allied enzymes. (From Singleton and Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed)
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A cytoplasmic cell organelle containing enzymes (as catalase) which act especially in the production and decomposition of hydrogen peroxide -- called also microbody.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.