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sulfatase

[ suhl-fuh-teys, -teyz ]
/ ˈsʌl fəˌteɪs, -ˌteɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

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

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Origin of sulfatase

<German Sulfatase (1924); see sulfate, -ase
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Medical definitions for sulfatase

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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