Definition of Glyoxysome

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of various specialized peroxisomes found in plants (particularly in the fat-storage tissues of germinating seeds) and also in filamentous fungi, serving to break down fatty acids and provide enzymes to produce intermediates for the synthesis of sugars by gluconeogenesis. ¹



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Medical Definition of Glyoxysome

1. An organelle found only in plants that stores the enzymes responsible for the conversion of lipids to carbohydrates. Origin: Gr. Soma = body (09 Oct 1997)

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