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Medical Term:

pectin lyase


Definition: an enzyme that catalyzes the elimination of 6-methyl-?-4,5-d-galacturonate residues from pectin; thus, it brings about depolymerization; it does not act on deesterified pectin; used in the treatment of certain foodstuffs.

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