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Medical Term:

glycosidases

Pronunciation: glī-kō-sīd-ās′ez

Definition: A class of hydrolytic enzymes that act on glycosides; α-glycosidases act on α-glycosidic linkages (α-amylase) whereas β-glycosidases act on β-glycosidic linkages (β-glucosidase). They can be further divided into those enzymes that act on O-glycosyl, N-glycosyl, or S-glycosyl compounds.

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