1. sucrase

noun. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose.


  • saccharase
  • disaccharidase


  • -ase (English)
  • sucrose (English)
  • sucre (French)

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Sentences with sucrase

1. Noun, singular or mass
In order to break down sucrose, you need to have the enzyme sucrase.

2. Verb, base form
In addition to sucrase, another enzyme called isomaltase glycoside hydrolase can also help facilitate the breakdown of sucrose.

3. Adjective
One example of an enzyme fitting the lock and key model is sucrase.