an enzyme, occurring in yeast and in the digestive juices of animals, that causes the inversion of cane sugar into invert sugar.
Also in·ver·tin [in-vur-tn] /ɪnˈvɜr tn/
Origin of invertase
First recorded in 1875–80; invert
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British Dictionary definitions for invertase
an enzyme, occurring in the intestinal juice of animals and in yeasts, that hydrolyses sucrose to glucose and fructoseAlso called: saccharase
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[ĭn-vûr′tās′, ĭn′vər-tās′, -tāz′]
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.beta-fructofuranosidase invertin saccharase sucrase
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