amylolysis

[ am-uh-lol-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæm əˈlɒl ə sɪs /

noun Biochemistry.

the conversion of starch into sugar.

Nearby words

  1. amyloid degeneration,
  2. amyloid kidney,
  3. amyloid nephrosis,
  4. amyloid tumor,
  5. amyloidosis,
  6. amylopectin,
  7. amylopectinosis,
  8. amyloplast,
  9. amylopsin,
  10. amylorrhea

Origin of amylolysis

First recorded in 1885–90; amylo- + -lysis

Related formsam·y·lo·lyt·ic [am-uh-loh-lit-ik] /ˌæm ə loʊˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for amylolysis

amylolysis

/ (ˌæmɪˈlɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

the conversion of starch into sugar
Derived Formsamylolytic (əˌmaɪləʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for amylolysis

amylolysis

[ ăm′ə-lŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The conversion of starch to sugars by the action of enzymes or acids.
Related formsam′y•lo•lytic (-lō-lĭtĭk) adj.


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