Ptyalin Pty"a*lin, n. [Gr. ? spittle. See {Ptyalism}.] (Physiol. Chem.) An unorganized amylolytic ferment, on enzyme, present in human mixed saliva and in the saliva of some animals. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ptyalīn — (griech.), Speichelstoff, s. Speichel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ptyalin — ⇒ Amylasen …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • ptyalin — [tī′ə lin] n. [< Gr ptyalon, spittle < ptyein, to spit (of echoic orig.) + IN1] an amylase in the saliva of humans and some other animals that converts starch into various dextrins and maltose …   English World dictionary

  • Ptyalin — Pty|a|lin 〈n. 11; unz.〉 Stärke abbauendes Enzym im Speichel des Menschen [zu grch. ptyalon „Speichel“] * * * Pty|a|lin [griech. ptýalon = Speichel; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e: im Speichel enthaltene α Amylase. * * * Pty|a|lin, das; s [zu griech.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ptyalin — noun Etymology: Greek ptyalon saliva, from ptyein to spit more at spew Date: 1845 an amylase found in the saliva of many animals that converts starch into sugar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ptyalin — Amylasen sind Enzyme, die bei den meisten Lebewesen vorkommen, und die Polysaccharide abbauen. Heutzutage wird α Amylase auch gentechnisch hergestellt. [1] Ihre Wirkung besteht darin, dass sie Polysaccharide (z. B. Stärke) an den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ptyalin — Common name for a amylase found in saliva …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • ptyalin — /tuy euh lin/, n. Biochem. an enzyme in the saliva that converts starch into dextrin and maltose. Also called salivary amylase. [1835 45; < Gk ptýal(on) spittle, saliva + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • ptyalin — noun A form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin …   Wiktionary

  • ptyalin — SYN: α amylase. * * * pty·a·lin tī ə lən n an amylase found in the saliva of many animals that converts starch into sugar * * * n. an enzyme (an amylase) found in saliva. * * * pty·a·lin (tiґə lin) [Gr. ptyalon spittle] α amylase… …   Medical dictionary

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