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betagalactosidase

[bey-tuh-guh-lak-tuh-sahy-deys, -deyz or, esp. British, bee-] /ˌbeɪ tə gəˌlæk təˈsaɪ deɪs, -deɪz or, esp. British, ˌbi-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
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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