sulfatase

[suhl-fuh-teys, -teyz]

noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of sulfuric acid esters.

Origin of sulfatase

< German Sulfatase (1924); see sulfate, -ase
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sulfatase in Medicine

sulfatase

[sŭlfə-tās′]

n.

Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of sulfuric acid esters and are found in animal tissues and bacteria.
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