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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 and Etymology 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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