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- (biochemistry, organic chemistry) A β-galactosidase enzyme that is involved in the hydrolysis of the disaccharide lactose into constituent galactose and glucose monomers.
- (β-galactosidase enzyme): lactase-phlorizin hydrolase
A β-galactosidase enzyme
lactase f (plural lactases)
- (biochemistry, organic chemistry) lactase (a β-galactosidase enzyme)