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invertase

[in-vur-teys, -teyz] /ɪnˈvɜr teɪs, -teɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an enzyme, occurring in yeast and in the digestive juices of animals, that causes the inversion of cane sugar into invert sugar.
Also, invertin
[in-vur-tn] /ɪnˈvɜr tn/ (Show IPA)
.
Also called sucrase.
Origin of invertase
1875-1880
1875-80; invert + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for invertase

invertase

/ɪnˈvɜːteɪz/
noun
1.
an enzyme, occurring in the intestinal juice of animals and in yeasts, that hydrolyses sucrose to glucose and fructose Also called saccharase
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invertase in Medicine

invertase in·ver·tase (ĭn-vûr'tās', ĭn'vər-tās', -tāz')
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Also called beta-fructofuranosidase, invertin, saccharase, sucrase.

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