diastase


di·a·stase

noun \ˈdī-ə-ˌstās, -ˌstāz\

Definition of DIASTASE

1
:  amylase; especially :  a mixture of amylases from malt
2
:  enzyme

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

di·a·stase

noun \ˈdī-ə-ˌstās, -ˌstāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIASTASE

1
: amylase; especially : a mixture of amylases from malt
2

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: diastatic
Previous Word in the Dictionary: diaspore clay
All Words Near: diastase

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up diastase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).