an enzyme of the pancreatic juice that converts starch into sugar; pancreatic amylase
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Word Origin for amylopsin
C19: from amylo (lysis) + (pe) psin
Words nearby amylopsin
, amyl propionate
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How to use amylopsin in a sentence
The amylopsin likewise in the pancreatic secretion acts upon the starch and dextrin, changing them to maltose.
Amylopsin completes the digestion of starch that was begun by the saliva.
Amylopsin, the starch-digesting enzym, appears to be very similar to ptyalin in its power to digest carbohydrates.
One part of amylopsin can change forty thousand times its bulk of starch to glucose.
Medical definitions for amylopsin
The starch-digesting amylase produced by the pancreas and present in pancreatic juice.
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