diastase

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noun di·a·stase \ˈdī-ə-ˌstās, -ˌstāz\

Definition of diastase

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

  2. 2 :  enzyme

Origin and Etymology of diastase

French, from Greek diastasis separation, interval, from diistanai to separate, from dia- + histanai to cause to stand — more at stand


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diastase

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noun di·a·stase \ˈdī-ə-ˌstās, -ˌstāz\

Medical Definition of diastase

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

  2. 2:  enzyme


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