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disaccharidase

[ dahy-sak-er-i-deys, -deyz ]
/ daɪˈsæk ər ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
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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Medical definitions for disaccharidase

disaccharidase
[ dī-săkər-ĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]

n.
An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.
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