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amylolysis

[am-uh-lol-uh-sis] /ˌæm əˈlɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
the conversion of starch into sugar.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; amylo- + -lysis
Related forms
amylolytic
[am-uh-loh-lit-ik] /ˌæm ə loʊˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amylolysis

amylolysis

/ˌæmɪˈlɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the conversion of starch into sugar
Derived Forms
amylolytic (əˌmaɪləʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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amylolysis in Medicine

amylolysis am·y·lol·y·sis (ām'ə-lŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The conversion of starch to sugars by the action of enzymes or acids.


am'y·lo·lyt'ic (-lō-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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