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ˈtaɪ ə lɪnptyalin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ptyalinnoun

    an amylase secreted in saliva


  1. ptyalinnoun

    A form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ptyalinnoun

    an unorganized amylolytic ferment, on enzyme, present in human mixed saliva and in the saliva of some animals

    Etymology: [Gr. pty`alon spittle. See Ptyalism.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ptyalin

    -e, tī′a-lin, n. the nitrogenous essential principle of saliva.—v.i. Pty′alise, to salivate.—n. Pty′alism, salivation.—adj. Ptyalogog′ic.—ns. Ptyal′ogogue, Ptys′magogue, a medicine which causes salivation. [Gr.,—ptuein, to spit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ptyalin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ptyalin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    • A. relocation
    • B. investigating
    • C. aerial
    • D. bash

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