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sulfatase

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noun sul·fa·tase \ˈsəl-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of sulfatase

  1. :  any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found in animal tissues and in microorganisms (as bacteria)



Origin of sulfatase

1sulfate


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

sulfatase

noun sul·fa·tase

Medical Definition of sulfatase

  1. :  any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found in animal tissues and in microorganisms



Variants of sulfatase

or chiefly British sulphatase \ˈsəl-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "sulfatase"


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