from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enzyme occurring in certain yeasts and in the intestinal juices of mammals and catalyzing the hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.
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- n. A β-galactosidase enzyme that is involved in the hydrolysis of the disaccharide lactose into constituent galactose and glucose monomers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which inverts lactose to dextrose and galactose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
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