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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants.

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  • The sprouting barley seedlings can provide an enzyme called amylase that breaks down starch into maltose a sugar.
  • In those malts the enzyme (called amylase) has been deactivated by heat so you get the flavor but you don't get runny milk shakes!
  • Other enzymes, such as amylase and lipase, are derived from bacteria.
  • Its amylase enzymes readily convert starch to sugar. for more
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