glycosidase

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noun gly·co·si·dase \glī-ˈkō-sə-ˌdās, -zə-ˌdāz\

Definition of glycosidase

  1. :  an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a bond joining a sugar of a glycoside to an alcohol or another sugar unit

1941

First Known Use of glycosidase

1941


Medical Dictionary

glycosidase

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noun gly·co·si·dase \glī-ˈkō-sə-ˌdās, -zə-ˌdāz\

Medical Definition of glycosidase

  1. :  an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a bond joining a sugar of a glycoside to an alcohol or another sugar unit


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