diastatic

[ dahy-uh-stat-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈstæt ɪk /

adjective

Biochemistry.
  1. of or relating to diastase.
  2. having the properties of diastase: diastatic action.
Medicine/Medical, Physiology. of or relating to diastasis.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM diastatic

non·di·a·sta·sic, adjectivenon·di·a·stat·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for diastatic

  • Yeast-juice contains glycogen and a diastatic enzyme which converts this into dextrins and finally into sugar.

  • These ferments may belong to either of the following well-recognised classes: proteolytic, diastatic, invertin, rennet.

  • This destroys any diastatic ferment present in the serum and partially sterilises the fluid.

  • No special study has been made of the diastatic enzymes which bring about the hydrolysis of these substances.

Medical definitions for diastatic

diastatic
[ dī′ə-stătĭk ]

adj.

Relating to diastasis.
Relating to a diastase.
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