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enzyme meaning

[ 'enzaim ] Pronunciation:   "enzyme" in a sentence
  • Noun: enzyme  enzIm
    1. Any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

    Derived forms: enzymes

    See also: enzymatic, nonenzymatic, zymoid

    Type of: accelerator, catalyst, protein

    Encyclopedia: Enzyme


  • [Medicine]
    n : any of numerous complex proteins that are produced by living cells and catalyze specific biochemical reactions at body temperatures

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  1. enzymes are large molecular weight compounds.
  2. nitrate reductase is a short-lived enzyme.
  3. the-ase ending is used to designate enzymes.
  4. rhizopus secrets this enzyme into the bread.
  5. these enzyme aggregates provide a mechanism.

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