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maltase

[mawl-teys, -teyz]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. an enzyme that hydrolyses maltose and similar glucosides (α-glucosides) to glucoseAlso: α-glucosidase
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Word Origin

C19: from malt + -ase
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maltase in Medicine

maltase

(môltās′, -tāz′)
n.
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.
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