diastasic

diastatic

[dahy-uh-stat-ik]
adjective
1.
Biochemistry.
a.
of or pertaining to diastase.
b.
having the properties of diastase: diastatic action.
2.
Medicine/Medical, Physiology. of or pertaining to diastasis.
Also, diastasic [dahy-uh-stey-sik] .


Origin:
1880–85; < Greek diastatikós separative. See dia-, static

nondiastasic, adjective
nondiastatic, adjective
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diastase (ˈdaɪəˌsteɪs, -ˌsteɪz)
 
n
See also amylase any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse starch to maltose. They are present in germinated barley and in the pancreas
 
[C19: from French, from Greek diastasis a separation; see diastasis]
 
dia'stasic
 
adj

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

  1. Relating to diastasis.

  2. Relating to a diastase.

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