Definition of invertase in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈvərdās/
Pronunciation: /ˈinvərdˌās/ Pronunciation: /inˈvərdˌāz/


An enzyme produced by yeast that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose, forming invert sugar. Also called sucrase.
Example sentences
  • Enzymes shown are invertase, sucrose synthase, cytosolic AGPase, and plastidic AGPase.
  • Stressed cells also had higher activities of sucrose cleaving enzymes, such as alkaline invertase and sucrose synthase.
  • Grape sugar is mainly composed of glucose and fructose, produced after sucrose hydrolysis by invertase during grapevine maturation.

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Syllabification: in·vert·ase

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