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disaccharidase

[dahy-sak-er-i-deys, -deyz]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides, as sucrose or lactose, to produce monosaccharides, as fructose or glucose.
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Origin of disaccharidase

First recorded in 1960–65; disaccharide + -ase
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disaccharidase

(dī-săkər-ĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
n.
  1. An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.
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