maltase

noun

malt·​ase ˈmȯl-ˌtās How to pronounce maltase (audio)
-ˌtāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maltase was in 1890

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“Maltase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maltase. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

maltase

noun
malt·​ase ˈmȯl-ˌtās How to pronounce maltase (audio)
: an enzyme that accelerates the breakdown of maltose to glucose

Medical Definition

maltase

noun
: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose

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