invertase


in·ver·tase

noun \in-ˈvər-ˌtās, -ˌtāz; ˈin-vər-ˌ\

Definition of INVERTASE

:  an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose

Origin of INVERTASE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1887

in·vert·ase

noun \in-ˈvərt-ˌās, ˈin-vərt-, -ˌāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INVERTASE

: an enzyme found in many microorganisms and plants and in animal intestines that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose—called also invertin, saccharase, sucrase

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: invertebracy
Previous Word in the Dictionary: invert (noun)
All Words Near: invertase

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up invertase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).