lactase

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English[edit]

The hydrolysis of lactose, for which lactase acts as a catalyst
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Etymology[edit]

lacto- +‎ -ase

Noun[edit]

lactase (countable and uncountable, plural lactases)

  1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) A β-galactosidase enzyme that is involved in the hydrolysis of the disaccharide lactose into constituent galactose and glucose monomers.

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Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌlɑkˈtaː.zə/
  • Hyphenation: lac‧ta‧se
  • Rhymes: -aːzə

Noun[edit]

lactase f (plural lactases)

  1. lactase

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

lactase f (plural lactases)

  1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) lactase (a β-galactosidase enzyme)

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lactase

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of lactar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of lactar.