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hexosaminidase

noun hex·os·a·min·i·dase \ˌhek-ˌsä-sə-ˈmi-nə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Definition of HEXOSAMINIDASE

:  either of two hydrolytic enzymes that catalyze the splitting off of a hexose from a ganglioside and are deficient in some metabolic diseases (as Tay-Sachs disease)

Origin of HEXOSAMINIDASE

hexose + amino + -ide + -ase
First Known Use: 1969

hexosaminidase

noun hex·os·a·min·i·dase \ˌhek-ˌsäs-ə-ˈmin-ə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEXOSAMINIDASE

:  either of two hydrolytic enzymes that catalyze the splitting off of a hexose from a ganglioside and are deficient in some metabolic diseases: a :  hexosaminidase a b :  hexosaminidase b

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