from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Also called saccharase, sucrase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose (invert sugar); used by bees to produce honey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An enzyme capable of effecting the inversion of cane suger, producing invert sugar. It is found in many plants and in the intestines of animals.
- n. By extension, any enzyme which splits cane sugar, milk sugar, lactose, etc., into monosaccharides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which inverts higher sugars to lower forms; specifically, a ferment which inverts cane-sugar to dextrose and levulose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose
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