Translation of ptyalin in Spanish:


tialina, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtaɪələn//ˈtʌɪəlɪn/


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    tialina feminine
    • It begins in the mouth where the enzyme ptyalin, present in saliva, begins to break down starch in food to sugars.
    • The saliva of carnivora contains no ptyalin and cannot predigest starches; that of vegetarian animals contains ptyalin for the predigestion of starches.