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3ß-hydroxysteroid sulfatase

Pronunciation: hi-drok'se-ster'oyd sul'fa-tas

Definition: An enzyme, found in most mammalian tissues, that is capable of hydrolyzing the sulfate ester bonds of a variety of sulfated sterols; a deficiency of this enzyme will result in X-linked ichthyosis.

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