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

History and Etymology for sulfatase

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“Sulfatase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfatase. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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sulfatase

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