hexosaminidase

noun
hex·​os·​a·​min·​i·​dase | \ ˌhek-ˌsä-sə-ˈmi-nə-ˌdās How to pronounce hexosaminidase (audio) , -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)

First Known Use of hexosaminidase

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexosaminidase

hexose + amino + -ide + -ase

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The first known use of hexosaminidase was in 1969

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“Hexosaminidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexosaminidase. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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hexosaminidase

noun
hex·​os·​a·​min·​i·​dase | \ ˌhek-ˌsäs-ə-ˈmin-ə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce hexosaminidase (audio) \

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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