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coenzyme

play
noun co·en·zyme \(ˌ)kō-ˈen-ˌzīm\

Definition of coenzyme

  1. :  a thermostable nonprotein compound that forms the active portion of an enzyme system after combination with an apoenzyme

coenzymatic

play \(ˌ)kō-ˌen-zə-ˈma-tik, -(ˌ)zī-\ adjective

coenzymatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1947

First Known Use of coenzyme

1947


Medical Dictionary

coenzyme

play
noun co·en·zyme \(ˈ)kō-ˈen-ˌzīm\

Medical Definition of coenzyme

  1. :  a thermostable nonprotein compound that forms the active portion of an enzyme system after combination with an apoenzyme—compare activator 1

coenzymatic

\(ˌ)kō-ˌen-zə-ˈmat-ik, -(ˌ)zī-\play adjective

coenzymatically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of coenzyme Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about coenzyme


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