diastatic

[dahy-uh-stat-ik]
adjective
  1. Biochemistry.
    1. of or relating to diastase.
    2. having the properties of diastase: diastatic action.
  2. Medicine/Medical, Physiology. of or relating to diastasis.
Also di·a·sta·sic [dahy-uh-stey-sik] /ˌdaɪ əˈsteɪ sɪk/.

Origin of diastatic

First recorded in 1880–85, diastatic is from the Greek word diastatikós separative. See dia-, static
Related formsnon·di·a·sta·sic, adjectivenon·di·a·stat·ic, adjective
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diastatic

[dī′ə-stătĭk]
adj.
  1. Relating to diastasis.
  2. Relating to a diastase.
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