maltase [mawl-teys, -teyz] ExamplesWord Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. an enzyme that converts maltose into glucose and causes similar cleavage of many other glucosides.

Origin of maltase First recorded in 1885–90; malt + -ase Examples from the Web for maltase Historical Examples of maltase

  • When hydrolyzed, either by dilute acids or by maltase, one molecule of maltose yields two molecules of glucose.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for maltase maltase noun

    1. an enzyme that hydrolyses maltose and similar glucosides (α-glucosides) to glucoseAlso: α-glucosidase

    Word Origin for maltase C19: from malt + -ase maltase in Medicine maltase [môl′tās′, -tāz′] n.

    1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.

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