galactosidase

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

Definition of galactosidase

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

Origin and Etymology of galactosidase

galactoside + -ase (perhaps after French galactosidase)


First Known Use: 1914


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galactosidase

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

Medical Definition of galactosidase

  1. :  an enzyme (as lactase) that hydrolyzes a galactoside


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