a vegetable amylase enzyme, occurring in the seed of grains and malt, that is capable of changing starches into maltose and later into dextrose
Origin of diastaseFrench from Classical Greek diastasis, a separation from dia, apart + histanai, stand
An amylase or a mixture of amylases that is found in milk and that converts starch to dextrin and maltose.
Origin of diastaseFrench from Greek diastasis separation ; see diastasis .
From Ancient Greek διάστασις (diastasis, “separation”).