As nouns the difference between dextrin and ptyalin
is that dextrin
is dextrin while ptyalin
is (enzyme) a form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin.
(carbohydrate) Any of a range of polymers of glucose, intermediate in complexity between maltose and starch, produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of starch; used commercially as adhesives
* when used as a food additive
(enzyme) A form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin.