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ptyalin

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noun pty·a·lin \ˈtī-ə-lən\

Definition of ptyalin

  1. :  an amylase found in the saliva of many animals that converts starch into sugar



Origin of ptyalin

Greek ptyalon saliva, from ptyein to spit — more at spew


First Known Use: 1845


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ptyalin

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noun pty·a·lin \ˈtī-ə-lən\

Medical Definition of ptyalin

  1. :  an amylase found in the saliva of many animals that converts starch into sugar




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