sulfatase

noun
sul·​fa·​tase | \ ˈsəl-fə-ˌtās How to pronounce sulfatase (audio) , -ˌtāz\

Definition of sulfatase

: any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found in animal tissues and in microorganisms (such as bacteria)

First Known Use of sulfatase

1924, in the meaning defined above

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sulfatase

noun
sul·​fa·​tase
variants: or chiefly British sulphatase \ ˈsəl-​fə-​ˌtās, -​ˌtāz How to pronounce sulphatase (audio) \

Medical Definition of sulfatase

: any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found in animal tissues and in microorganisms

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