peroxidase stain


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per·ox·i·dase stain

a method for demonstrating peroxidase granules in some neutrophils and in eosinophils; the enzyme promotes the oxidation of benzidine by hydrogen peroxide; tissues treated with horseradish peroxidase can also have the enzyme detected in the electron microscope.

peroxidase

any of a group of iron-porphyrin enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of some organic substrates in the presence of hydrogen peroxide.

peroxidase stain
a group of staining techniques that demonstrate peroxidases in tissue sections or smears.
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