invertase

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

an enzyme, occurring in yeast and in the digestive juices of animals, that causes the inversion of cane sugar into invert sugar.

Nearby words

  1. inversion, thermal,
  2. inversive,
  3. invert,
  4. invert soap,
  5. invert sugar,
  6. invertebrate,
  7. invertebrates,
  8. inverted comma,
  9. inverted commas,
  10. inverted mordent

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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British Dictionary definitions for invertin

invertase

/ (ɪnˈvɜːteɪz) /

noun

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 invertin

invertin

[ ĭn-vûrtn ]

n.

invertase

invertase

[ ĭn-vûrtās′, ĭnvər-tās′, -tāz′ ]

n.

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

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