Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of inulin to fructose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ferment which converts inulin into fruit-sugar.

Etymologies

inul(in) + -ase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Recent improvements in technology involve more sophisticated extraction methods and the use of an enzyme preparation from Saccharomyces fragilis which contains a fructosidase (inulase), whilst a microbiological technique has been developed that will give complete hydrolysis of the inulin.

    Chapter 20

  • Preparation and properties of immobilized inulase.

    Chapter 20

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