ptyalin

noun
pty·a·lin | \ ˈtī-ə-lən \

Definition of ptyalin 

: an amylase found in the saliva of many animals that converts starch into sugar

First Known Use of ptyalin

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ptyalin

Greek ptyalon saliva, from ptyein to spit — more at spew

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ptyalin

noun
pty·a·lin | \ ˈtī-ə-lən \

Medical Definition of ptyalin 

: an amylase found in the saliva of many animals that converts starch into sugar

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