maltase

noun
malt·ase | \ˈmȯl-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of maltase 

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose

First Known Use of maltase

1890, in the meaning defined above

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maltase

noun
malt·ase | \ˈmȯl-ˌtās, -ˌtāz \

Medical Definition of maltase 

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose

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