hexosaminidase hex·os·a·min·i·dase (hěk’sō-sə-mĭn’ĭ-dās’, -dāz’)
Any of at least four enzymes, each of which is the catalyst for the removal of hexose residues from specific oligosaccharides; deficiencies of these enzymes can cause certain metabolic disorders.


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