amylolytic

adjective

am·​y·​lo·​lyt·​ic ˌa-mə-lō-ˈli-tik How to pronounce amylolytic (audio)
: characterized by or capable of the enzymatic splitting of starch into soluble products
amylolytic enzymes
amylolytic activity

Word History

Etymology

New Latin amylolysis, from amyl- + -lysis

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amylolytic was in 1867

Dictionary Entries Near amylolytic

Cite this Entry

“Amylolytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amylolytic. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

amylolytic

adjective
am·​y·​lo·​lyt·​ic ˌam-ə-lō-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce amylolytic (audio)
: characterized by or capable of the enzymatic splitting of starch into soluble products
amylolytic enzymes
amylolytic activity
amylolysis noun
plural amylolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce amylolytic (audio)
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