glucuronidase

noun

glu·​cu·​ron·​i·​dase ˌglü-kyə-ˈrä-nə-ˌdās How to pronounce glucuronidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes a glucuronide
especially : one that occurs widely (as in liver and spleen) and hydrolyzes the beta form of a glucuronide

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glucuronidase was in 1945

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“Glucuronidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucuronidase. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

glucuronidase

noun
gluc·​uron·​i·​dase -ˈrän-ə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce glucuronidase (audio)
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes a glucuronide
especially : one that occurs widely (as in the liver and spleen) and hydrolyzes the beta form of a glucuronide
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