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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ar′il-sŭl′fă-tās

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of phenol sulfates, including cerebroside sulfates (a phenol sulfate + H2O → a phenol + sulfate anion). Some arylsulfatases are inhibited by sulfate (type II) and some are not (type I).

Synonym(s): sulfatase2

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