Medical Dictionary


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

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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