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β-h-fructosidase; an enzyme hydrolyzing β-d-fructofuranosides and releasing free d-fructose; if the substrate is sucrose, the product is d-glucose plus d-fructose (invert sugar); invert sugar is more easily digestible than sucrose.
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saccharase(sak′ă-rās″) [ saccharo- + -ase]
An enzyme such as sucrase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a disaccharide to monosaccharides.
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