saccharolytic

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

adjective Chemistry.

of or causing the hydrolysis of sugars.

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Origin of saccharolytic

First recorded in 1905–10; saccharo- + -lytic
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Medical definitions for saccharolytic

saccharolytic
[ săk′ə-rō-lĭtĭk ]

adj.

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