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enzyme

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noun en·zyme \ˈen-ˌzīm\

Simple Definition of enzyme

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

Full Definition of enzyme

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


ENZYME Defined for Kids

enzyme

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noun en·zyme \ˈen-ˌzīm\

Definition of enzyme

  1. :  a substance produced by body cells that helps bring about or speed up bodily chemical activities (as the digestion of food) without being destroyed in so doing




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enzyme

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noun en·zyme \ˈen-ˌzīm\

Medical Definition of enzyme

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





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