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 (môl′tās′, -tāz′)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme that hydrolyses maltose and similar glucosides (α-glucosides) to glucose. Also: α-glucosidase
[C19: from malt + -ase]
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(ˈmɔl teɪs, -teɪz)

an enzyme that converts maltose to glucose.
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