betagalactosidase

betagalactosidase

[bey-tuh-guh-lak-tuh-sahy-deys, -deyz or, esp. British, bee-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a family of enzymes capable of liberating galactose from carbohydrates.

Origin:
beta + galactoside a glycoside in which the sugar is galactose (< French; see galactose, -ide) + -ase

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