mucinase

[ myōōsə-nās′, -nāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme, usually a hyaluronidase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of mucopolysaccharide substances such as mucins.mucopolysaccharidase

Nearby words

  1. mucigen,
  2. mucigenous,
  3. mucilage,
  4. mucilaginous,
  5. mucin,
  6. mucinemia,
  7. mucinogen,
  8. mucinoid,
  9. mucinosis,
  10. mucinous


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