saccharolytic

saccharolytic

[sak-uh-roh-lit-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
of or causing the hydrolysis of sugars.

Origin:
1905–10; saccharo- + -lytic

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saccharolytic sac·cha·ro·lyt·ic (sāk'ə-rō-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.
Capable of hydrolyzing or otherwise metabolizing a sugar molecule resulting in the production of energy.

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