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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A mixture of amylases obtained usually as a yellowish white amorphous powder from malt and used chiefly in desizing textiles and converting starch to maltose.

Usage examples (29)
  • There is present in the malt a substance known as diastase, which has the property of changing starch into maltose.
  • When germinated seed, as malted barley, is extracted, a soluble and highly nitrogenous substance, called the diastase ferment, is secured that changes starch into...
  • This again is affected by temperature in much the same way as diastase.
  • It replaces the diastase of malted grain and also the yeast of a European brewery. for more
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