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Definitions

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

  • n. An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.

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  • n. Any of a class of glycoside hydrolases, enzymes that break down disaccharides into monosaccharides.

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  • n. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides

Etymologies

disaccharide +‎ -ase (Wiktionary)

Examples

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