/ (ˌnjʊərəˈmɪnɪdeɪz) /
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any of various enzymes, found esp in viruses, that catalyse the breakdown of glucosides containing neuraminic acid, an amino sugar
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Word Origin for neuraminidase
C20: from neuramin (ic acid) (from neuro- + amine + -ic) + -ide + -ase
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Medical definitions for neuraminidase
[ nur′ə-mĭn′ĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of terminal acylneuraminic residues from oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids. It is present as a surface antigen in myxoviruses.sialidase
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