glucocerebrosidase

noun
glu·​co·​ce·​re·​bro·​si·​dase | \ -ˌser-ə-ˈbrō-sə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce glucocerebrosidase (audio) \

Medical Definition of glucocerebrosidase

: an enzyme of mammalian tissue that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the glucose part of a glucocerebroside and is deficient in patients affected with Gaucher disease

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“Glucocerebrosidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glucocerebrosidase. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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