- an enzyme capable of hydrolyzing lactose into glucose and galactose.
Origin of lactase
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- any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse lactose to glucose and galactose
C20: from lacto- + -ase
- A galactosidase occurring in the intestine that catalyzes the hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.
- An enzyme that is found in the small intestine, liver, and kidneys of mammals and catalyzes the breakdown of lactose into galactose and glucose.
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