a colorless liquid, C 8 H 16 O 2 , having an applelike odor, used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of flavorings and perfume.
- Amyl radical
. any of several univalent, isomeric groups having the formula C 5 H 11 –, whose derivatives are found in fusel oil, fruit extracts, etc.
- Amyl sulfide
. a yellow liquid consisting of a mixture of isomers having the formula (C 5 H 11) 2 S, used chiefly in the preparation of organic sulfur compounds.
of the nature of starch; starchy. Historical Examples Next in order to the saccharine foods as the source of indigestion in gouty persons come the amylaceous aliments. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various For this purpose, almost every amylaceous vegetable at once plentiful and cheap has, in its turn, been […]
any of a widely distributed class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of starch, glycogen, and related polysaccharides to oligosaccharides, maltose, or glucose. any of several digestive enzymes that break down starches. Historical Examples The influence of small amounts of asparagine in enormously increasing the hydrolytic effect of amylase is an example. The Chemistry of […]