Definition of melibiase in English:

melibiase

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme found in certain yeasts which catalyses the hydrolysis of melibiose.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German Melibiase from Melibi- (in Melibiose) + -ase.

Pronunciation

melibiase

/ˌmɛlɪˈbʌɪeɪz/