diastatic
adjective Date: 1881 relating to or having the properties of diastase; especially converting starch into sugar

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  • Diastatic — Di a*stat ic, a. [Gr. ? separative. See {Diastase}.] (Physiol. Chem.) Relating to diastase; having the properties of diastase; effecting the conversion of starch into sugar. [1913 Webster] The influence of acids and alkalies on the diastatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diastatic — /duy euh stat ik/, adj. 1. Biochem. a. of or pertaining to diastase. b. having the properties of diastase: diastatic action. 2. Med., Physiol. of or pertaining to diastasis. Also, diastasic /duy euh stay sik/. [1880 85; < Gk diastatikós… …   Universalium

  • diastatic — di•a•stat•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈstæt ɪk[/t]] also di•a•sta•sic [[t] ˈsteɪ sɪk[/t]] adj. 1) biochem. of or pertaining to diastase 2) biochem. having the properties of diastase: diastatic action[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85; < Gk diastatikós separative.… …   From formal English to slang

  • diastatic — /daɪəˈstætɪk/ (say duyuh statik) adjective 1. relating to diastase; having the properties of diastase: diastatic action. 2. Medicine, Physiology of or relating to diastasis. Also, diastazic /daɪəˈstæzɪk/ (say duyuh stazik). {Greek diastatikos… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diastatic — see amylase …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • diastatic — adjective Having germinated, resulting in the presence of enzymes that convert starch into sugar. Ant: nondiastatic …   Wiktionary

  • diastatic — Relating to a diastasis. * * * di·a·stat·ic .dī ə stat ik adj relating to or having the properties of diastase esp converting starch into sugar * * * di·a·stat·ic (di″ə statґik) 1. pertaining to diastase. 2. pertaining to diastasis …   Medical dictionary

  • diastàtic — di|as|tà|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • diastatic — di·a·stat·ic …   English syllables

  • diastatic — …   Useful english dictionary

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