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