sulfatase

noun

sul·​fa·​tase ˈsəl-fə-ˌtās How to pronounce sulfatase (audio)
-ˌtāz
: any of various esterases that accelerate the hydrolysis of sulfuric esters and that are found in animal tissues and in microorganisms (such as bacteria)

Word History

Etymology

sulfate entry 1

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sulfatase was in 1924

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“Sulfatase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfatase. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sulfatase

noun
sul·​fa·​tase
variants or chiefly British sulphatase
: 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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