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Conversion of starch to sugars by the action of enzymes or acids.

am′y·lo·lyt′ic (-lō-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Biochemistry) the conversion of starch into sugar
amylolytic adj


(ˌæm əˈlɒl ə sɪs)

the chemical conversion of starch into sugar.
am`y•lo•lyt′ic (-loʊˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.amylolysis - conversion of starch to sugar
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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fermentum have also been reported from different tropical amylaceous fermented foods, further supporting the role of LAB in amylolysis and lactic acid production [31].
Mejia-Aguero L, Galeno F, Hernandez-Hernandez O, Matehus J, Tovar J (2012) Starch determination, amylose content and susceptibility to in vitro amylolysis in flours from the roots of 25 cassava varieties.