lactase

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noun lac·tase \ˈlak-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of lactase

  1. :  an enzyme that hydrolyzes beta-galactosides (such as lactose) and occurs especially in the intestines of young mammals and in yeasts

Origin and Etymology of lactase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1891


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lactase

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noun lac·tase \ˈlak-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Medical Definition of lactase

  1. :  an enzyme that hydrolyzes especially lactose to glucose and galactose and occurs especially in the intestines of young mammals and in yeasts


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