glucoamylase etymology

English word glucoamylase comes from English gluco- (Glucose. Sweetness.), English amylase

Detailed word origin of glucoamylase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gluco- English (eng) Glucose. Sweetness.
amylase English (eng) (enzyme) Any of a class of digestive enzymes, present in saliva, that break down complex carbohydrates such as starch into simpler sugars such as glucose.
glucoamylase English (eng) (enzyme) Any enzyme that hydrolyzes the glucoside bond in starches and dextrins.

Words with the same origin as glucoamylase

Descendants of gluco-
glucocentric glucocerebroside glucodigitoxigenin glucofuranose glucogenesis glucogenic glucohellebrin glucohydrolase glucoincretin glucokinase glucolipid glucometabolic glucometer gluconeogenesis glucopyranose glucoraphanin glucoregulation glucoregulatory glucosaccharide glucosensing glucotoxic glucotransferase phosphoglucoisomerase