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Name Definition

Amino acid. Usually abbreviated as SER.


A major mineral (symbol Na) essential for living organisms, in particular in cell physiology.

Specific viscosity (AFNOR)

Relative viscosity of a grain water extract (AFNOR NF V 03-749 November 1999), calculated from the ratio VR of the flowing time or the extract / flowing time of the solvant (deionized water). VS = (VR-1)*volume of water/dry weight of grains (expressed in ml/g DM).

Starch (enzymatic)

Starch measured by an enzymatic method (amyloglucosidase)

Starch (polarimetry)

Starch measured by polarimetry, usually the Ewers method, 3rd EEC directive 72/199 modified 27/11/1980.