disaccharidase

noun

di·​sac·​cha·​ri·​dase (ˌ)dī-ˈsa-kə-rə-ˌdās How to pronounce disaccharidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: an enzyme (such as maltase or lactase) that hydrolyzes disaccharides

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disaccharidase was in 1961

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“Disaccharidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaccharidase. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

disaccharidase

noun

di·​sac·​cha·​ri·​dase (ˈ)dī-ˈsak-ə-rə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce disaccharidase (audio)
: an enzyme (as maltase or lactase) that hydrolyzes disaccharides
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