Definition of mannosidase in English:

mannosidase

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme which catalyses the hydrolysis of mannosides, especially alpha-mannosidase which cleaves terminal mannose residues from mannosides.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From French mannosidase from mannoside + -ase.

Pronunciation

mannosidase

/maˌnəʊsɪˈdeɪs/