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any of numerous enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of disaccharides, polysaccharides, and glycosides.

carbohydrase car·bo·hy·drase (kär’bō-hī’drās’, -drāz’)
Any of various enzymes, such as amylase, that catalyze the hydrolysis of a carbohydrate.


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