in·​ver·​tase | \ in-ˈvər-ˌtās How to pronounce invertase (audio) , -ˌtāz, ˈin-vər-\

Definition of invertase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose

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The second counter, called a DNA invertase cascade, works in a similar manner, but is made from genes that code for a protein that both inactivates the original gene and primes the next for activation. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "Cellular Counter Brings Computer Programming to Life," 28 May 2009

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First Known Use of invertase

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of invertase was in 1887

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in·​vert·​ase | \ in-ˈvərt-ˌās How to pronounce invertase (audio) , ˈin-vərt- How to pronounce invertase (audio) , -ˌāz\

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

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to take the place or position of

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