amylolysis

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

noun Biochemistry.

the conversion of starch into sugar.

Origin of amylolysis

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

Related forms

am·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 Forms

amylolytic (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 forms

am′y•lo•lytic (-lō-lĭtĭk) adj.
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