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diastatic

[dahy-uh-stat-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈstæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
Biochemistry.
  1. of or pertaining to diastase.
  2. having the properties of diastase:
    diastatic action.
2.
Medicine/Medical, Physiology. of or pertaining to diastasis.
Also, diastasic
[dahy-uh-stey-sik] /ˌdaɪ əˈsteɪ sɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek diastatikós separative. See dia-, static
Related forms
nondiastasic, adjective
nondiastatic, adjective
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  • Derby-hat and diastatic fractures are common in this age group.
diastatic in Medicine

diastatic di·a·stat·ic (dī'ə-stāt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to diastasis.

  2. Relating to a diastase.

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