[suhl-fuh-teys, -teyz]

Origin of sulfatase

< German Sulfatase (1924); see sulfate, -ase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

sulfatase in Medicine


  1. 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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