diastase

noun di·a·stase \ ˈdī-ə-ˌstās , -ˌstāz \

Definition of diastase

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

noun di·a·stase \ ˈdī-ə-ˌstās, -ˌstāz \

medical Definition of diastase

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

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