Meaning of amylase
Pronunciation: (am'u-lās", -lāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- any of a widely distributed class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of starch, glycogen, and related polysaccharides to oligosaccharides, maltose, or glucose.
- any of several digestive enzymes that break down starches.
- amylase (Thesaurus)