amylase definition

  • noun:
    • some of a small grouping of enzymes that are within saliva, pancreatic juice, and components of plants and catalyze the hydrolysis of starch to sugar to create carbohydrate derivatives.
    • some of a class of digestion enzymes, contained in saliva, that break down complex carbs such as starch into simpler sugars like glucose.
    • A ferment which will convert starch into dextrose: it occurs extensively distributed in both the pet additionally the vegetable globe. Same as diastase or amylolytic ferment.
    • some of several proteins present saliva and pancreatic juice and areas of plants; assist convert starch to sugar

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