Starch vs Ptyalin - What's the difference?

starch | ptyalin |


As nouns the difference between starch and ptyalin

is that starch is (uncountable) a widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers it is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc while ptyalin is (enzyme) a form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin.

As a verb starch

is to apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface.

As an adjective starch

is stiff; precise; rigid.

starch

English

(wikipedia starch)

Noun

  • (uncountable) A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.
  • (nutrition, countable) Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods.
  • (uncountable, figuratively) A stiff, formal manner; formality.
  • (Addison)
  • (countable) Any of various starch-like substances used as a laundry stiffener
  • Derived terms

    * starchy * cornstarch * potato starch

    Verb

  • To apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface.
  • She starched her blouses.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Stiff; precise; rigid.
  • (Killingbeck)

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    ptyalin

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (enzyme) A form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin.
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