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English definition of “amylase”


noun [U]     /ˈæm.ɪ.leɪz/ specialized
an enzyme (= a chemical substance made by living cells ) in saliva , plants , and in the pancreas that helps change starch into sugar Animal biochemistryPlant biochemistry
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