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[dahy-uh-stat-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈstæt ɪk/
  1. of or relating to diastase.
  2. having the properties of diastase:
    diastatic action.
Medicine/Medical, Physiology. of or relating to diastasis.
Also, diastasic
[dahy-uh-stey-sik] /ˌdaɪ əˈsteɪ sɪk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of diastatic
First recorded in 1880-85, diastatic is from the Greek word diastatikós separative. See dia-, static
Related forms
nondiastasic, adjective
nondiastatic, adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Yeast-juice contains glycogen and a diastatic enzyme which converts this into dextrins and finally into sugar.

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
  • No special study has been made of the diastatic enzymes which bring about the hydrolysis of these substances.

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
  • These ferments may belong to either of the following well-recognised classes: proteolytic, diastatic, invertin, rennet.

  • This destroys any diastatic ferment present in the serum and partially sterilises the fluid.

diastatic in Medicine

diastatic di·a·stat·ic (dī'ə-stāt'ĭk)

  1. Relating to diastasis.

  2. Relating to a diastase.

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