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{n: catalase} enzyme found in most plant and animal cells that functions as an oxidative catalyst; decomposes hydrogen peroxide into hydrogen and water

{n: hydrogen peroxide, peroxide} a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels

{n: superoxide dismutase, SOD} an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen
"oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes"

{n: system} (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium
"in a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface"
"a system generating hydrogen peroxide"


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