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enzyme

noun en·zyme \ˈen-ˌzīm\

: a chemical substance in animals and plants that helps to cause natural processes (such as digestion)

Full Definition of ENZYME

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

Origin of ENZYME

German Enzym, from Middle Greek enzymos leavened, from Greek en- + zymē leaven — more at juice
First Known Use: 1881

Other Biochemistry Terms

bile, biodegradable, capsaicin, keratin, metabolism

enzyme

noun en·zyme \ˈen-ˌzīm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENZYME

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