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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An amylase secreted in saliva.

Usage examples (17)
  • It is alkaline and contains a ferment called ptyalin.
  • The saliva, which contains ptyalin, is secreted in the mouth.
  • Humans: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains
  • In the saliva is the ptyalin, which begins to digest the starch. for more
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