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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·a·stase /ˈdaɪəˌstes, ˌstez/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 di·a·stase /ˈdaɪəˌstes, ˌstez/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·a·stase n.  Physiol. Chem. A soluble enzyme, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar.
 Note:The name is more particularly applied to that enzyme formed during the germination of grain, as in the malting of barley; but it is also occasionally used to designate the amylolytic enzyme contained in animal fluids, as in the saliva.