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ptyalinmore about ptyalin


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ptyalin  \Pty"a*lin\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  spittle.  See  {Ptyalism}.] 
  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  An  unorganized  amylolytic  ferment,  on  enzyme,  present  in 
  human  mixed  saliva  and  in  the  saliva  of  some  animals. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  amylase  secreted  in  saliva 

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