[ dahy-sak-er-i-deys, -deyz ]
/ daɪˈsæk ər ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /
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an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides, as sucrose or lactose, to produce monosaccharides, as fructose or glucose.
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Medical definitions for disaccharidase
[ dī-săk′ər-ĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]
An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.
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