Origin of diastase
French, from Greek diastasis separation, interval, from diistanai to separate, from dia- + histanai to cause to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 1838
Rhymes with diastase
about-face, aerospace, anyplace, boniface, bouillabaisse, carapace, catalase, cellulase, commonplace, contrabass, cyberspace, database, diabase, double-space, elastase, everyplace, hydrolase, hydrospace, hyperspace, interface, interlace, interspace, invertase, kilobase, lemures, lowercase, marketplace, oxidase, pillowcase, reductase, Samothrace, single-space, steeplechase, thoroughbass, thoroughbrace, triple-space, uppercase
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