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α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase

Pronunciation: a-sĕ′til-gal-ăk′tōs-a-min′i-dās

Definition: An enzyme that hydrolyzes 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-α-d-galactosides to the alcohol and free 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-d-galactose. A deficiency of this enzyme will result in Schindler disease.

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