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sulfatase

sulfatase

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

Definition of SULFATASE

:  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

sulfatase

noun sul·fa·tase   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFATASE

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

Variants of SULFATASE

sul·fa·tase or chiefly British sul·pha·tase \ˈsəl-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

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