galactosidase

noun
ga·lac·to·si·dase | \gə-ˌlak-ˈtō-sə-ˌdās, -zə-ˌdāz\

Definition of galactosidase 

: an enzyme (such as lactase) that hydrolyzes a galactoside

First Known Use of galactosidase

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galactosidase

galactoside + -ase (perhaps after French galactosidase)

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galactosidase

noun
ga·lac·to·si·dase | \gə-ˌlak-ˈtō-sə-ˌdās, -zə-ˌdāz \

Medical Definition of galactosidase 

: an enzyme (as lactase) that hydrolyzes a galactoside

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