One of a class of enzyme
s which cuts the glycosidic bond
between the sugar galactose
and another sugar molecule (of a different type than galactose). There are two subclasses - the alpha
galactosidases and beta
galactosidases - which cuts the two types of glycosidic bonds (alpha and beta, respectively). Abbreviated gal
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