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hexosaminidase in Medicine

hexosaminidase

(hĕk′sō-sə-mĭnĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
n.
  1. Any of at least four enzymes, each of which is the catalyst for the removal of hexose residues from specific oligosaccharides; deficiencies of these enzymes can cause certain metabolic disorders.
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