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Meaning of disaccharidase

di•sac•cha•ri•dase

Pronunciation: (dī-sak'ur-i-dās", -dāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides, as sucrose or lactose, to produce monosaccharides, as fructose or glucose.
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