disaccharidase
noun Date: 1961 an enzyme (as maltase or lactase) that hydrolyzes disaccharides

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  • Disaccharidase — Disaccharidases are a type of glycoside hydrolases, enzymes that break down disaccharides into monosaccharides. Examples of disaccharidases Lactase (breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose) Maltase (breaks down maltose into 2 glucoses)… …   Wikipedia

  • disaccharidase — /duy sak euhr i days , dayz /, n. Biochem. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides, as sucrose or lactose, to produce monosaccharides, as fructose or glucose. [1960 65; DISACCHARIDE + ASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Disaccharidase — Di|sac|cha|ri|da|se […zaxa…; ↑ Disaccharid u. ↑ ase], die; , n; Syn.: Disaccharid Hydrolase: Sammelbez. für Enzyme, die Disaccharide z. T. substratspezif. in Monosaccharide zerlegen, z. B. Invertase, Glucosidasen wie Cellobiase u. Maltase,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • disaccharidase — di·sac·cha·ri·dase ( )dī sak ə rə .dās, .dāz n an enzyme (as maltase or lactase) that hydrolyzes disaccharides * * * di·sac·cha·ri·dase (di sakґə rĭ dās″) an enzyme that hydrolyzes disaccharides. In humans, the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Disaccharidase — Di|sac|cha|ri|da|se . Disacharidase die; , n <zu ↑...ase> im Verdauungstrakt vorkommendes Enzym zur Zuckeraufspaltung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • disaccharidase — noun an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides • Hypernyms: ↑enzyme • Hyponyms: ↑invertase, ↑saccharase, ↑sucrase, ↑lactase, ↑Lactaid * * * /duy sak euhr i days , dayz /, n. Biochem …   Useful english dictionary

  • disaccharidase deficiency — less than normal activity of disaccharidases of the intestinal mucosa. It usually denotes a generalized deficiency of all such enzymes secondary to a disorder of the small intestine, which clinically may be manifest only as a deficiency of… …   Medical dictionary

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

  • Chitinase — from barley seeds chitinase, acidic Identifiers Symbol CHIA …   Wikipedia

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