amylolytic

amylolytic
adjective Etymology: New Latin amylolysis, from amyl- + -lysis Date: 1876 characterized by or capable of the enzymatic splitting of starch into soluble products <
amylolytic enzymes
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amylolytic activity
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  • Amylolytic — Am y*lo*ly tic, a. [Gr. ? starch + ? solvent; ? to dissolve.] (Physiol.) Effecting the conversion of starch into soluble dextrin and sugar; as, an amylolytic ferment. Foster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amylolytic — Relating to amylolysis. * * * am·y·lo·lyt·ic .am ə lō lit ik adj characterized by or capable of the enzymatic splitting of starch into soluble products <amylolytic enzymes> <amylolytic activity> am·y·lol·y·sis .am ə läl ə səs n, pl… …   Medical dictionary

  • amylolytic — adjective Effecting the conversion of starch into soluble dextrin and sugar; as, an amylolytic ferment …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • amylolytic — See amylolysis. * * * …   Universalium

  • amylolytic — amy·lo·lyt·ic …   English syllables

  • amylolytic — The capability of enzymatically degrading starch into sugars …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • amylolytic — adjective of or related to the process of amylolysis • Pertains to noun: ↑amylolysis • Derivationally related forms: ↑amylolysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amylolytic process — The amylolytic process is used to produce sake and other wines from grains such as rice or sorghum. Description of processThe amylolytic process is similar to the malting and brewing process but different because conversion from starch to… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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