coenzyme

noun
co·​en·​zyme | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈen-ˌzīm How to pronounce coenzyme (audio) \

Definition of coenzyme

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

Other Words from coenzyme

coenzymatic \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌen-​zə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce coenzyme (audio) , -​(ˌ)zī-​ \ adjective
coenzymatically \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌen-​zə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce coenzyme (audio) , -​(ˌ)zī-​ \ adverb

Examples of coenzyme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, low levels of coenzyme Q10 in the blood seems to make dementia more likely, but actually giving people CoQ10 did not lead to benefit. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 31 Mar. 2022 Précieux face oil, which includes prickly pear, marula and baobab, as well as bakuchiol, white lupin and coenzyme Q10 for firming and soothing. New York Times, 10 May 2021 For a super hydrating serum that doubles as a light moisturizer, Holifrog’s Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop contains aloe vera juice and a trio of emollient oils as well as antioxidant ingredients such as coenzyme Q10, squalane and green tea extract. Kerstin Czarra, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2020 One such protein was methyl-coenzyme M reductase, which is involved in transforming carbon dioxide into methane. Quanta Magazine, 16 June 2015 Basis by Elysium Health, for example, is a supplement that's shown to increase NAD+ levels, a critical coenzyme in every cell in our bodies. Markham Heid, Good Housekeeping, 6 Aug. 2018 Another way to combat aging is to flood the body with the the coenzyme NAD+, which helps to keep cell function running smoothly. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, 4 Nov. 2017 Just some of the things NAD+ helps with: DNA HEALTH Our bodies have built-in processes for fixing DNA errors, and these systems need the do-it-all coenzyme in order to work. Good Housekeeping, 12 June 2018 Bentley still takes five supplements a day: a multivitamin to prevent dry eyes, magnesium to prevent cramps while exercising, red yeast rice to prevent diabetes, coenzyme Q10 for overall health and vitamin D based on her doctor's recommendation. Liz Szabo, CNN, 13 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of coenzyme

1947, in the meaning defined above

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coenzyme

noun
co·​en·​zyme | \ (ˈ)kō-ˈen-ˌzīm How to pronounce coenzyme (audio) \

Medical Definition of coenzyme

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

Other Words from coenzyme

coenzymatic \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌen-​zə-​ˈmat-​ik, -​(ˌ)zī-​ How to pronounce coenzyme (audio) \ adjective
coenzymatically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce coenzyme (audio) \ adverb

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