Examples from the Web for diastase
This again is affected by temperature in much the same way as diastase.
The distiller mixes the malt with warm water, whereupon the diastase commences the conversion of the starch of the grain.The Romance of War Inventions|Thomas W. Corbin
The diastase in the germinating seeds has the same chemical effect as malt—the starch is changed to sugar.Our Southern Highlanders|Horace Kephart
Fermentation by means of a soluble ferment or diastase, a phenomenon which may almost be called vital, is also a catalytic action.The Mechanism of Life|Stphane Leduc
This hydrolysis is brought about by the enzyme "diastase," which is present in the sprouting grain.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for diastase
Word Origin for diastase
Word Origin and History for diastase
enzyme or group of enzymes found in a seed and capable of converting starch into sugar, coined 1833 by Payen and Persoz from Greek diastasis "a setting apart," from dia- "across" (see dia-) + stasis "a standing" (see stasis).