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galactosidase Syllabification: ga·lac·to·si·dase
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlaktōsiˌdās/ /-ˌdāz/ /-lakˈtō-/

Definition of galactosidase in English:


An enzyme, such as lactase, that is involved in the hydrolytic breakdown of a galactoside.
Example sentences
  • If you don't digest beans, try a supplement containing alpha galactosidase, or another carbohydrate-splitting enzyme.
  • In this paper, the dynamic behavior of [beta] galactosidase was studied in chemostat cultures of E. coli synchronized with respect to cell division by periodic phosphate feeding at a period equal to the bacterial doubling time.
  • The third term accounts for the conversion of lactose to allolactose as well as the hydrolysis of lactose to glucose and galactose via [beta] galactosidase.
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