the conversion of starch into sugar.
the conversion of starch into sugar

amylolysis am·y·lol·y·sis (ām’ə-lŏl’ĭ-sĭs)
The conversion of starch to sugars by the action of enzymes or acids.
am’y·lo·lyt’ic (-lō-lĭt’ĭk) adj.


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