hexosaminidase

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

Definition of hexosaminidase

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

Origin and Etymology of hexosaminidase

hexose + amino + -ide + -ase


Medical Dictionary

hexosaminidase

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

medical Definition of hexosaminidase

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

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