an enzyme of the pancreatic juice that converts starch into sugar; pancreatic amylase
Historical Examples

The amylopsin likewise in the pancreatic secretion acts upon the starch and dextrin, changing them to maltose.
Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit

amylopsin completes the digestion of starch that was begun by the saliva.
Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian

One part of amylopsin can change forty thousand times its bulk of starch to glucose.
Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian

amylopsin is much more powerful and rapid than the ptyalin of the saliva, especially on uncooked starch.
The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition A. W. Duncan

amylopsin, the starch-digesting enzym, appears to be very similar to ptyalin in its power to digest carbohydrates.
Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian

amylopsin am·y·lop·sin (ām’ə-lŏp’sĭn)
The starch-digesting amylase produced by the pancreas and present in pancreatic juice.


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