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- noun biochemistry Any
enzymethat catalyses the hydrolysisof terminalacetylhexosamine residues of acetylhexosaminides
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From acetyl- + hexosaminidase
The two enzymes, 'alpha-man' (alpha-mannosidase) and 'beta hex' (beta delta N-acetylhexosaminidase), are specifically linked to fruit softening that happens during ripening.