amylase

noun
am·​y·​lase | \ ˈa-mə-ˌlās How to pronounce amylase (audio) , -ˌlāz\

Definition of amylase

: any of a group of enzymes (such as amylopsin) that catalyze the hydrolysis of starch and glycogen or their intermediate hydrolysis products

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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amylase

noun
am·​y·​lase | \ ˈam-ə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce amylase (audio) \

Medical Definition of amylase

: any of a group of enzymes (as amylopsin) that catalyze the hydrolysis of starch and glycogen or their intermediate hydrolysis products

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