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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various enzymes, such as amylase, that catalyze the hydrolysis of a carbohydrate.

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  • n. Any enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of polysaccharides into simple sugars


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  • Acid also kills germs in food small intestine here pancreatic juice (containing (duodenum and carbohydrase, protease, lipase)

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