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AMYLASE

 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 


AMYLASE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar

Classified under:

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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