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)

First Known Use of hexosaminidase

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexosaminidase

hexose + amino + -ide + -ase

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-hexol

hexone

hexonic acid

hexosaminidase

hexosan

hexose

hexoxide

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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:

a : hexosaminidase a

b : hexosaminidase b

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