diastase

noun
di·​a·​stase | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌstās How to pronounce diastase (audio) , -ˌstāz \

Definition of diastase

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

First Known Use of diastase

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diastase. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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diastase

noun
di·​a·​stase | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌstās, -ˌstāz How to pronounce diastase (audio) \

Medical Definition of diastase

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

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