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zymogen

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noun zy·mo·gen \ˈzī-mə-jən\

Definition of zymogen

  1. :  an inactive protein precursor of an enzyme secreted by living cells and converted (as by a kinase or an acid) into an active form —called also proenzyme



Origin and Etymology of zymogen

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1877


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zymogen

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noun zy·mo·gen \ˈzī-mə-jən\

Medical Definition of zymogen

  1. :  an inactive protein precursor of an enzyme secreted by living cells and converted (as by a kinase or an acid) into an active form—called also proenzyme




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