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Medical Term:

6-phosphogluconolactonase

Pronunciation: fos'fo-glu'ko-no-lak'to-nas

Definition: A hydrolase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of 6-phospho-d-glucono-?-lactone to produce 6-phospho-d-gluconate; this enzyme is a part of the pentose phosphate shunt.

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