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

Origin and Etymology of 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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