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Dictionary entry overview: What does amylase mean?
• AMYLASE (noun)
The noun AMYLASE has 1 sense:
1. any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
Familiarity information: AMYLASE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||amylase [BACK TO TOP]|
Any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("amylase" is a kind of...):
enzyme (any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amylase"):
ptyalin (an amylase secreted in saliva)
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