Disaccharidase meaning

dī-săkər-ĭ-dăs, -dāz
An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.
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An enzyme, such as invertase or lactase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides to monosaccharides.
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(biochemistry) Any of a class of glycoside hydrolases, enzymes that break down disaccharides into monosaccharides.

Lactase is a disaccharidase that breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose.

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