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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.
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(Biochemistry) the conversion of starch into sugar
amylolytic adj
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(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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Mahomoodally, "Inhibitory potential of five traditionally used native antidiabetic medicinal plants on [alpha]-amylase, [alpha]-glucosidase, glucose entrapment, and amylolysis Kinetics in vitro," Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, vol.
fermentum have also been reported from different tropical amylaceous fermented foods, further supporting the role of LAB in amylolysis and lactic acid production [31].
The presence of 0.5% [WB-f.sub.50] resulted in significant decrease in amylolysis compared to control (p < 0.05).