sucrase

noun

su·​crase ˈsü-ˌkrās How to pronounce sucrase (audio)
-ˌkrāz

Examples of sucrase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The enzymes lactase and sucrase, made in the small intestine, break down dairy sugar and sugar, respectively. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Results showed that carriers of the genetic variation have a sucrase-isomaltase deficiency. Kiersten Willis, ajc, 27 Dec. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French sucre sugar, from Middle French — more at sugar

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sucrase was circa 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Sucrase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucrase. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

sucrase

noun
su·​crase ˈsü-ˌkrās How to pronounce sucrase (audio)
: an enzyme that splits sucrose into glucose and fructose

Medical Definition

sucrase

noun

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