pectinase

noun
pec·​tin·​ase | \ ˈpek-tə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of pectinase

: an enzyme or complex of enzymes that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pectic substances especially : the polygalacturonase that is active toward pectic acid

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