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

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Or test your tolerance for small portions of less-gassy legumes like lentils and chickpeas with the aid of a bean-fiber-busting enzyme supplement called alpha galactosidase. SELF, "Why This Registered Dietitian Tells (Some of) Her Patients to Avoid Kale Salads," 30 Nov. 2018

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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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