apoenzyme


apo·en·zyme

noun \ˌa-pō-ˈen-ˌzīm\

Definition of APOENZYME

:  a protein that forms an active enzyme system by combination with a coenzyme and determines the specificity of this system for a substrate

Origin of APOENZYME

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1936

apo·en·zyme

noun \ˌap-ō-ˈen-ˌzīm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APOENZYME

: a protein that forms an active enzyme system by combination with a coenzyme and determines the specificity of this system for a substrate

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