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Pronunciation: fruk'to-fur'a-no'sid-as

Definition: an enzyme hydrolyzing ß-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.

Synonym(s): invertase, invertin, saccharase

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