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Meaning of ENZYME

Pronunciation:  'enzIm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
 

ENZYME is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: accelerator, active site, ADA, adenosine deaminase, amylase, beta-lactamase, catalase, catalyst, cholinesterase, chymosin, coagulase, complement, Cox, cyclooxygenase, decarboxylase, de-iodinase, disaccharidase, enterokinase, fibrinolysin, histaminase, hyaluronidase, Hyazyme, isomerase, kinase, lipase, lysozyme, MAO, monoamine oxidase, muramidase, nitrogenase, nuclease, oxidase, oxidoreductase, papain, penicillinase, pepsin, pepsinogen, peptidase, phosphatase, plasmin, polymerase, protease, protein, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme, reductase, rennin, secretase, SOD, spreading factor, streptodornase, streptokinase, superoxide dismutase, telomerase, transferase, trypsin, zymase

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En"zyme\, n. [Pref. en- (Gr. ? in) + Gr. ? leaven.]
(Physiol. Chem.)
An unorganized or unformed ferment, in distinction from an
organized or living ferment; a soluble, or chemical, ferment.
Ptyalin, pepsin, diastase, and rennet are good examples of
enzymes.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A protein that speeds up chemical reactions in the body.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A protein that acts as a catalyst, speeding the rate at which a biochemical reaction proceeds but not altering the direction or nature of the reaction.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: beta-amylase, carbohydrase, coenzyme, deoxyribonuclease, digestant, digester, digestive, esterase, holoenzyme, insulinase, lipase, lipoxidase, pepsin, polynucleotidase, protease, proteolytic enzyme, ribonuclease, saccharase, saccharifying enzyme
 

 

 

 

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