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disaccharidase

[dahy-sak-er-i-deys, -deyz] /daɪˈsæk ər ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides, as sucrose or lactose, to produce monosaccharides, as fructose or glucose.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; disaccharide + -ase
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disaccharidase in Medicine

disaccharidase di·sac·cha·ri·dase (dī-sāk'ər-ĭ-dās', -dāz')
n.
An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.

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