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The starch-digesting amylase that is produced by the pancreas and is present in pancreatic juice.

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(Biochemistry) an enzyme of the pancreatic juice that converts starch into sugar; pancreatic amylase
[C19: from amylo(lysis) + (pe)psin]
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The pancreatic juice contains enzymes for digesting proteins (trypsin), carbohydrates (amylopsin), lipids (steapsin), and rennin for coagulating milk.