Definition of invertase in English:

invertase

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] An enzyme produced by yeast which catalyses the hydrolysis of sucrose, forming invert sugar.

    • ‘Stressed cells also had higher activities of sucrose cleaving enzymes, such as alkaline invertase and sucrose synthase.’
    • ‘Enzymes shown are invertase, sucrose synthase, cytosolic AGPase, and plastidic AGPase.’
    • ‘The major function of invertase is to catalyse sucrose hydrolysis.’
    • ‘Grape sugar is mainly composed of glucose and fructose, produced after sucrose hydrolysis by invertase during grapevine maturation.’
    • ‘Soluble sugars were determined colorimetrically after hydrolysis of sucrose by invertase.’

Pronunciation:

invertase

/ˈɪnvəːteɪz/