glycosidase

noun

gly·​co·​si·​dase glī-ˈkō-sə-ˌdās How to pronounce glycosidase (audio)
-zə-ˌdāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a bond joining a sugar of a glycoside to an alcohol or another sugar unit

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycosidase was in 1933

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“Glycosidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycosidase. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

glycosidase

noun
gly·​co·​si·​dase glī-ˈkō-sə-ˌdās, -zə-ˌdāz How to pronounce glycosidase (audio)
: 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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