hexosaminidase

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noun hex·os·a·min·i·dase \ˌhek-ˌsä-sə-ˈmi-nə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Definition of hexosaminidase

  1. :  either of two hydrolytic enzymes that catalyze the splitting off of a hexose from a ganglioside and are deficient in some metabolic diseases (as Tay-Sachs disease)

Origin and Etymology of hexosaminidase

hexose + amino + -ide + -ase


First Known Use: 1969


Medical Dictionary

hexosaminidase

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noun hex·os·a·min·i·dase \ˌhek-ˌsäs-ə-ˈmin-ə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Medical Definition of hexosaminidase

  1. :  either of two hydrolytic enzymes that catalyze the splitting off of a hexose from a ganglioside and are deficient in some metabolic diseases:a:  hexosaminidase ab:  hexosaminidase b


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