[ sak-uh-roh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌsæk ə roʊˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

of or causing the hydrolysis of sugars.

Origin of saccharolytic

First recorded in 1905–10; saccharo- + -lytic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for saccharolytic


[ săk′ə-rō-lĭtĭk ]


Capable of hydrolyzing or otherwise metabolizing a sugar molecule resulting in the production of energy.
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