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[in-vur-teys, -teyz]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. an enzyme, occurring in yeast and in the digestive juices of animals, that causes the inversion of cane sugar into invert sugar.
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Also in·ver·tin [in-vur-tn] /ɪnˈvɜr tn/.

Origin of invertase

First recorded in 1875–80; invert + -ase
Also called sucrase.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for invertin


  1. 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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invertin in Medicine




(ĭn-vûrtās′, ĭnvər-tās′, -tāz′)
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.beta-fructofuranosidase invertin saccharase sucrase
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