Definition of Saccharase

1. Noun. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.

Exact synonyms: Invertase, Sucrase
Generic synonyms: Disaccharidase



Definition of Saccharase

1. Noun. invertase ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saccharase

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Saccharase

1. Beta-h-Fructosidase;an enzyme hydrolyzing beta-d-fructofuranosides and releasing free d-fructose; if the substrate is sucrose, the product is d-glucose plus d-fructose (invert sugar); invert sugar is more easily digestible than sucrose. Synonym: invertase, invertin, saccharase. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saccharase

sacahuiste
sacahuistes
sacaline
sacaton
sacatons
sacbrood
sacbut
sacbuts
saccade
saccades
saccadic
saccadic movement
saccate
sacced
saccharase (current term)
saccharases
saccharate
saccharated
saccharephidrosis
saccharic
saccharic acid
saccharide
saccharide kinase
saccharides
saccharidic
sacchariferous
saccharification
saccharifications
saccharified

Literary usage of Saccharase

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1. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The author believes that after the parenteral administration of cane sugar, saccharase may appear in the blood plasma, but he succeeded only in exceptional ..."

2. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"These investigators found that saccharase migrates to the anode. ... From what was previously stated (page 20) the saccharase must therefore have a negative ..."

3. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"... therefore, be looked on as a distinct enzyme from saccharase. Its recognition was rendered all the more difficult because it was at first to be obtained ..."

4. A Textbook of Human Physiology: Including a Section on Physiologic Apparatus. by Albert Philson Brubaker (1922)
"The enzyme to which this action is attributed has been termed invertase or saccharase. Maltose undergoes a similar change. After its combination with water ..."

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