[ in-vur-teys, -teyz ]
/ ɪnˈvɜr teɪs, -teɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

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 + -ase
Also called sucrase. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for invertase

/ (ɪnˈvɜːteɪz) /


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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Medicine definitions for invertase

[ ĭn-vûrtās′, ĭnvər-tās′, -tāz′ ]


An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.beta-fructofuranosidase invertin saccharase sucrase
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