lactase definition

  • noun:
    • An enzyme occurring in a few yeasts plus in the intestinal drinks of animals and catalyzing the hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.
    • A β-galactosidase chemical that is involved in the hydrolysis of disaccharide lactose into constituent galactose and sugar monomers.
    • A ferment which inverts lactose to dextrose and galactose.
    • any one of several enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose

Related Sources

  • Definition for "lactase"
    • An enzyme occurring in a few yeasts plus…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "lactase"
    • Those with celiac disease often become…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "lactase"
  • Medical Dictionary for "lactase"
    • Enzyme that stops working the milk…
    • View More
65 votes

How would you define lactase?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!