sulfatase

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noun sul·fa·tase \ˈsəl-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of sulfatase

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

Origin and Etymology of sulfatase

1sulfate


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

sulfatase

noun sul·fa·tase
variants: or chiefly British

sulphatase

\ˈsəl-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\play

Medical Definition of sulfatase

  1. :  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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