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acid phosphatase


Definition: a phosphatase with an optimum pH of less than 7 (for several isozymes, it is 5.4), notably present in the prostate gland; demonstrable in lysosomes with Gomori nonspecific acid phosphatase stain; it hydrolyzes many orthophosphoric monoesters.

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