from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose; often associated with amylase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An enzyme, α-D-glucosidase, which hydrolyzes maltose with production of glucose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which causes the cleavage of maltose into two molecules of dextrose. Maltase, like lipase, has been shown to be capable of reversible action in concentrated solutions. It occurs widely distributed in both the animal and the vegetable world.
malt + -ase (Wiktionary)