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di·a·stase

 (dī′ə-stās′, -stāz′)
n.
An amylase or a mixture of amylases that is found in milk and that converts starch to dextrin and maltose.

[French, from Greek diastasis, separation; see diastasis.]

di′a·sta′sic (-stā′sĭk, -zĭk) adj.

diastase

(ˈdaɪəˌsteɪs; -ˌsteɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse starch to maltose. They are present in germinated barley and in the pancreas. See also amylase
[C19: from French, from Greek diastasis a separation; see diastasis]
ˌdiaˈstasic adj

di•a•stase

(ˈdaɪ əˌsteɪs, -ˌsteɪz)
an enzyme that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrose and is present in malt.
[< French diastase (1833) < Greek diástasis separation]
Translations

di·a·stase

n. diastasa, enzima que actúa en la digestión de almidones y azúcares.
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PAS-D (periodic acid-Schiff reaction after diastase digestion) histochemical staining was performed in the UNC histology laboratory.
The habitus of diastase that separates Christians living a "just and inclusive community," as the "Call" states, from a beastly world is not only arrogant, it also reveals the assumption of a superior self-positioning that completely contravenes the demands of the mission from the margins.
Physicochemical analysis: Phisycochemical parameters were determined by triplicate using AOAC (2001) methods, which included moisture, pH, free acidity, electrical conductivity (EC), water activity (aw), color, reducing sugars, hidroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and diastase activity.
The mucin is diastase and hyaluronidase resistant sialidase labile, thus making it nonsulfated sialomucin and distinguishable from hyaluronidasesensitive sulphomucin from other sweat gland tumors, basal cell carcinoma, lacrimal gland tumors, and metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract.
The basophilic mucin stained positive with Periodic Acid Schiff and Periodic Acid Schiff Diastase (Figure 1d).
C4 % (0.787), glucose (0.753), moisture (0.731), F+G (0.712), fructose (0.685), acidity (0.605), brix (0.581), conductivity (0.580), I'13C honey (0.576), proline (0.571), pH (0.530), I'13Cprotein -honey (0.527), I'13C protein (0.516), Fructose-glucose ratio (0.507) and diastase number (0.490) were found to be the most important variables on quality of honey based on the mean values of grey relational coefficients of quality characteristics.
Known as diastase, it broke starch down into sugars.
Diastase activity (DN) represents one of the main parameters in determining the intensity of heating the honey during its processing and storage [12,13].
PAS diastase reveals numerous Kupffer cells and portal macrophages.
Sevelamer crystals displayed broad, curved, and irregularly spaced "fish scales" or "tree bark" appearance with a variably eosinophilic to rusty brown color on hematoxylin and eosin staining and violet color on periodic acid-Schiff-alcian special staining with diastase [8].
Caption: Figure 2: Donor gallbladder, periodic acid-Schiff stain with diastase (PAS/d), 1000x.
The newborn had microphthalmia, with small eyeballs, palpebral fissures, diastase of the first finger of both hands and feet (sandal sign), ambiguous genitalia, convoluted helix, deafness, small thickness of the corpus callosum (no agenesis was recorded), microgyria, microcephalia, and mild tricuspid dysplasia.