apoenzyme

noun

apo·​en·​zyme ˌa-pō-ˈen-ˌzīm How to pronounce apoenzyme (audio)
: a protein that forms an active enzyme system by combination with a coenzyme and determines the specificity of this system for a substrate

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apoenzyme was in 1936

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“Apoenzyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apoenzyme. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

apoenzyme

noun
apo·​en·​zyme ˌap-ō-ˈen-ˌzīm How to pronounce apoenzyme (audio)
: 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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