disaccharidase

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

disaccharide +‎ -ase

Noun[edit]

disaccharidase (plural disaccharidases)

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  1. (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.