- an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides, as sucrose or lactose, to produce monosaccharides, as fructose or glucose.
Origin of disaccharidase
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- An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.
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