polygalacturonase

polygalacturonase
\\ˌpälēˌgaˌlakˈt(y)u̇rəˌnās, -lə̇g-, -_gəˈlaktyər-, -āz\ noun (-s)
Etymology: poly- + galacturonic + -ase
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes the glycosidic linkages of polymerized galacturonic acids (as pectic acid) and that occurs especially in microorganisms — compare pectinase

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