sphin·​go·​my·​elin·​ase -ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce sphingomyelinase (audio)
: any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin and are lacking in some metabolic deficiency diseases (as Niemann-Pick disease) in which sphingomyelin accumulates in bodily organs (as the spleen and liver)

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“Sphingomyelinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sphingomyelinase. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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