Amylolysis
Amylolysis Am`y*lol"y*sis, n. [Amylum + Gr. ? a loosing.] (Chem.) The conversion of starch into soluble products, as dextrins and sugar, esp. by the action of enzymes. -- {Am`y*lo*lyt"ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • amylolysis — [am΄ə läl′ə sis] n. the changing of starch into soluble substances by the action of enzymes or by hydrolysis with dilute acids amylolytic [am΄əlō lit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • amylolysis — amylolytic /am euh loh lit ik/, adj. /am euh lol euh sis/, n. Biochem. the conversion of starch into sugar. [1885 90; AMYLO + LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • amylolysis — Hydrolysis of starch into soluble products. [amylo + G. lysis, dissolution] * * * am·y·lol·y·sis (am″ə lolґə sis) [amylo + lysis] the degradation of starch to water soluble dextrins and sugars, particularly that catalyzed by… …   Medical dictionary

  • amylolysis — n. reduction of starch to sugars (Biochemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amylolysis — am·y·lol·y·sis …   English syllables

  • amylolysis — am•y•lol•y•sis [[t]ˌæm əˈlɒl ə sɪs[/t]] n. biochem. the chemical conversion of starch into sugar • Etymology: 1885–90 am y•lo•lyt′ic loʊˈlɪt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • amylolysis — /æməlˈɒləsəs/ (say amuhl oluhsuhs) noun the conversion of starch into simple sugars. {amylo + lysis} –amylolytic /æməloʊˈlɪtɪk/ (say amuhloh litik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • amylolysis —   n. conversion of starch into soluble products in digestive process.    ♦ amylolytic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • amylolysis — noun conversion of starch to sugar • Derivationally related forms: ↑amylolytic • Hypernyms: ↑chemical process, ↑chemical change, ↑chemical action …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amylolytic — Amylolysis Am y*lol y*sis, n. [Amylum + Gr. ? a loosing.] (Chem.) The conversion of starch into soluble products, as dextrins and sugar, esp. by the action of enzymes. {Am y*lo*lyt ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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