noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme that converts cellulose into glucose or a disaccharide.
- A good digestive enzyme should include lipase to digests fats, amylase for carbohydrates, protease for proteins, cellulase for cellulose and fiber, and lactase for dairy.
- As is erodes, it releases the digestive enzymes, amylase, lipase, and cellulase.
- As such, it's an abundant source of energy, but most animals lack the enzyme cellulase, which breaks the bonds that lock the individual sugar molecules together.
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