galactanase etymology

English word galactanase comes from English -ase (Used to form the names of enzymes.), English galactan

Detailed word origin of galactanase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
galactan English (eng) (carbohydrate) A polysaccharide consisting of many galactose residues.
galactanase English (eng) (enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of a galactan.

Words with the same origin as galactanase

Descendants of -ase
agarase aldoketomutase allantoinase amidohydrolase aminomutase aspartase cellulase chitosanase chloroperoxidase dihydrolase dinitrogenase elongase flippase ginsenosidase hexosaminidase homocysteinase keratanase myrosinase permease protease pseudoprotease tannase telomerase uricase