Sucrase meaning

so͝o'krās', -krāz'
An enzyme present in certain plant and animal tissues that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.
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(biochemistry) Any of a number of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of sucrose to fructose and glucose.
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Origin of sucrase

  • French sucre sugar (from Old French sukere sugar) –ase
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • sucrose +"Ž -ase
    From Wiktionary