Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

hexosaminidase

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

Medical Definition of hexosaminidase

  1. :  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 ab:  hexosaminidase b




Learn More about hexosaminidase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hexosaminidase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the Celtic May Day festival

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt angry oily maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ