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lac·tase

 (lăk′tās′)
n.
An enzyme occurring in certain yeasts and in the intestinal juices of mammals and catalyzing the hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.

lactase

(ˈlækteɪs; -teɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse lactose to glucose and galactose
[C20: from lacto- + -ase]

lac•tase

(ˈlæk teɪs, -ˌteɪz)

n.
an enzyme capable of breaking down lactose into glucose and galactose.
[1890–95]

lac·tase

(lăk′tās′)
An enzyme that is found in the small intestine, liver, and kidneys of mammals and catalyzes the breakdown of lactose into simpler sugars, such as glucose.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lactase - any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
disaccharidase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides
Translations

lac·tase

[MIM*603202]
n. lactasa, enzima intestinal que hidroliza la lactosa y produce dextrosa y galactosa.

lactase

n lactasa
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Several thousand years later, it is thought that a genetic mutation spread through Europe that gave people the ability to produce lactase -- the enzyme necessary to digest the lactose sugar in dairy.
Usually, the small intestine makes lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose which the body absorbs and turn into energy.
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