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maltase

[ mawl-teys, -teyz ]
/ ˈmɔl teɪs, -teɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that converts maltose into glucose and causes similar cleavage of many other glucosides.

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Origin of maltase

First recorded in 1885–90; malt + -ase
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Example sentences from the Web for maltase

  • By adding the enzyme maltase from yeast to a forty per cent.

  • When hydrolyzed, either by dilute acids or by maltase, one molecule of maltose yields two molecules of glucose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

British Dictionary definitions for maltase

maltase
/ (ˈmɔːlteɪz) /

noun

an enzyme that hydrolyses maltose and similar glucosides (α-glucosides) to glucoseAlso: α-glucosidase

Word Origin for maltase

C19: from malt + -ase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for maltase

maltase
[ môltās′, -tāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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