invertase definition

  • noun:
    • An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into sugar and fructose. Also known as saccharase, sucrase.
    • An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose (invert sugar); used by bees to produce honey.
    • An enzyme with the capacity of effecting the inversion of cane suger, producing invert sugar. It is present numerous plants and in the intestines of creatures.
    • By expansion, any chemical which splits cane sugar, milk sugar, lactose, etc., into monosaccharides.
    • A ferment which inverts higher sugars to lessen types; particularly, a ferment which inverts cane-sugar to dextrose and levulose.
    • an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose

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