amylolytic

amylolysis

[am-uh-lol-uh-sis]
noun Biochemistry.
the conversion of starch into sugar.

Origin:
1885–90; amylo- + -lysis

amylolytic [am-uh-loh-lit-ik] , adjective
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amylolysis (ˌæmɪˈlɒlɪsɪs)
 
n
the conversion of starch into sugar
 
amylolytic
 
adj

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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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