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Definition of "peroxidation" [per•ox•i•da•tion]

  • Any oxidation reaction, especially of an oxide, that produces a peroxide (noun)

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Use "peroxidation" in a sentence
  • "The paper discusses peroxidation, which is the technical term for oxidation of a fatty acid."
  • "Evidence shows that dietary restriction reduces the unsaturation index, making the membranes less prone to peroxidation, meaning that probably a reduced unsaturation index does indeed lead to greater longevity."
  • "Since H. pluvialis often grows in places that are exposed to intense sunlight, during its dormant phase astaxanthin functions to protect the cell nucleus against free radicals generated by ultraviolet UV radiation, thus preventing damage to its DNA and preventing lipid peroxidation."