Definition of "galactosidase" [galactosidase]

  • An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a galactoside. (noun)

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Use "galactosidase" in a sentence
  • "Cre reporter mouse expressing a nuclear localized fusion of GFP and beta-galactosidase reveals new derivatives of Pax3-expressing precursors."
  • "You can tell because the synthesized DNA contained a lacZ gene for beta-galactosidase, making the pretty blue product."
  • "You may still be able to enjoy soy milk and flour by taking an alpha galactosidase supplement (Beano), which reduces gas by facilitating digestion of the troublesome carbs."