invertase

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noun in·ver·tase \in-ˈvər-ˌtās, -ˌtāz, ˈin-vər-\

Definition of invertase

  1. :  an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose

Origin and Etymology of invertase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1887


Medical Dictionary

invertase

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noun in·vert·ase \in-ˈvərt-ˌās, ˈin-vərt-, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of invertase

  1. :  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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