saccharolytic

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

adjective Chemistry.

of or causing the hydrolysis of sugars.

Nearby words

  1. saccharize,
  2. saccharo-,
  3. saccharofarinaceous,
  4. saccharoid,
  5. saccharolactic acid,
  6. saccharometabolism,
  7. saccharometer,
  8. saccharomyces,
  9. saccharomycete,
  10. saccharose

Origin of saccharolytic

First recorded in 1905–10; saccharo- + -lytic

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Medicine 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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