invertase

invertase

[in-vur-teys, -teyz]
noun Biochemistry.
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] .
Also called sucrase.


Origin:
1875–80; invert + -ase

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invertase (ɪnˈvɜːteɪz)
 
n
Also called: saccharase an enzyme, occurring in the intestinal juice of animals and in yeasts, that hydrolyses sucrose to glucose and fructose

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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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invertase

any member of a group of enzymes present in yeast and in the intestinal mucosa of animals that catalyze the hydrolysis of cane sugar, or sucrose, to the simple sugars glucose and fructose.

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