- 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
Also called sucrase.
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These ferments may belong to either of the following well-recognised classes: proteolytic, diastatic, invertin, rennet.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
- 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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