alpha-fucosidase al·pha-fu·co·si·dase (āl’fə-fyōō-kō’sĭ-dās’, -dāz’)
An enzyme that catalyzes the metabolism of fucose and fucose-containing compounds.
- Alpha-hemolytic streptococci
- Alpha-hydroxy acid
noun a type of organic acid, commonly used in skin-care preparations, that has a hydroxyl group attached to the carbon atom next to the carbon atom carrying the carboxyl group alpha-hydroxy acid al·pha-hy·drox·y acid (āl’fə-hī-drŏk’sē) n. Any of various fruit acids with the capacity to trap moisture in the skin and initiate formation of collagen.
- Alpha-linolenic acid
noun another name for linolenic acid
alpha-lipoprotein alpha-lipoprotein n. See high-density lipoprotein.