/ (ˌæmɪˈlɒpsɪn) /

  1. an enzyme of the pancreatic juice that converts starch into sugar; pancreatic amylase

Origin of amylopsin

C19: from amylo (lysis) + (pe) psin

Words Nearby amylopsin

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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.

    Dietetics for Nurses | Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • amylopsin completes the digestion of starch that was begun by the saliva.

    Encyclopedia of Diet | Eugene Christian
  • amylopsin, the starch-digesting enzym, appears to be very similar to ptyalin in its power to digest carbohydrates.

    Encyclopedia of Diet | Eugene Christian
  • One part of amylopsin can change forty thousand times its bulk of starch to glucose.

    Encyclopedia of Diet | Eugene Christian
  • amylopsin is much more powerful and rapid than the ptyalin of the saliva, especially on uncooked starch.