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Meaning of PTYALIN

Pronunciation:  'tIulin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an amylase secreted in saliva
 

PTYALIN is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: amylase, saliva, spit, spittle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: An enzyme found in saliva that helps to break down starch into sugars.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a digestive enzyme found in saliva that begins the digestion of starches in the mouth.
 

 

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