[ mawl-teys, -teyz ]
/ ˈmɔl teɪs, -teɪz /
an enzyme that converts maltose into glucose and causes similar cleavage of many other glucosides.
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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
/ (ˈmɔːlteɪz) /
an enzyme that hydrolyses maltose and similar glucosides (α-glucosides) to glucoseAlso: α-glucosidase
Word Origin for maltase
C19: from malt + -ase
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Medical definitions for maltase
[ môl′tās′, -tāz′ ]
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.
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