Meaning of cellobiase in English:

cellobiase

Pronunciation /sɛlə(ʊ)ˈbʌɪeɪz/

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of cellobiose into glucose.

    Cellobiases (also called β-glucosidases) act on terminal 1,4-β-D-glucoside linkages in cellulose.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Cellobiase from Cellobi- (in Cellobiose) + -ase.