Di'a·stase noun [ Greek ... separation, from ..., ... to stand apart; dia` through + ..., ..., to stand, set: confer French diastase . Confer Diastasis .] (Physiol. Chem.) A soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of conver...
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<physiology> A soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar. ... The name is more particularly applied to that ferment formed during the germination of grain, as in the malting of barley; but it is also occasionally used to designate the amylolytic ferment ...
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(di´ә-stās) a combination of enzymes produced during germination of seeds, and contained in malt; it converts starch into maltose and then into glucose.
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• (n.) A soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: dī′a-stās Definitions: 1. A mixture, obtained from malt and containing amylolytic enzymes (principally α- and β-amylases), that converts starch into dextrin and maltose; used to make soluble starches, to aid in digestion of starches in certain type...
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A diastase (pron; from Greek διαστασις, "separation") is any one of a group of enzymes which catalyses the breakdown of starch into maltose. Alpha amylase degrades starch to a mixture of the disaccharide maltose, the trisaccharide maltotriose, which contains three α (1-4)-linked glucose r...
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A mixture of enzymes present in malt which converts starch into maltose. This action forms the basis of the brewing process.
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diastase (dī'ustās") : see amylase.
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Diastase is a complex nitrogenous organic compound contained in germinating barley, oats, saliva and in the secretions of the pancreas. It is an enzyme which causes the fermentation of starch first into dextrine and then into glucose. The diastases from different sources are perhaps different. It is...
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An enzyme possessing the power to convert starches into dextrose and maltose.
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