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Pronunciation: ol'i-go-glu-ko'si-das

Definition: A glucanohydrolase catalyzing the hydrolysis of a-1,6 links in isomaltose and dextrins produced from starch and glycogen by a-amylase; secreted into the duodenum; a deficiency of this enzyme leads to defects in intestinal digestion of limit dextrins.

Synonym(s): isomaltase, limit dextrinase2

See Also: sucrose a-d-glucosidase

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