enzymatic

adjective
en·​zy·​mat·​ic | \ ˌen-zə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce enzymatic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly enzymic \ en-​ˈzī-​mik How to pronounce enzymic (audio) \

Definition of enzymatic

: of, relating to, or produced by an enzyme

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Other Words from enzymatic

enzymatically \ ˌen-​zə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymatically (audio) \ or less commonly enzymically \ en-​ˈzī-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of enzymatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parchment is typically made from animal skins, with the hair and fatty residues removed via enzymatic or similar treatments in ancient times. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "All 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments in the Museum of the Bible are fakes," 23 Mar. 2020 Though there are many ways to do this, enzymatic hydrolysis, a process in which enzymes and water are used to break down complex protein chains, is one of the most common. Popular Science, "You should start eating bugs. Here’s how.," 22 Apr. 2020 Parchment is typically made from animal skins, with the hair and fatty residues removed via enzymatic or similar treatments in ancient times. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "All 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments in the Museum of the Bible are fakes," 23 Mar. 2020 The phytoactive skin perfecting essence is an enzymatic exfoliant. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Why Royal Fern's Phytoactive Skin Perfecting Essence Is Worth It," 19 Feb. 2020 Otto Warburg received the prize in 1931 for discovering the enzymatic process where mitochondria in our cells use oxygen to convert food into energy. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Breathing Is Simple. The Way Your Cells Process Oxygen Isn't.," 8 Oct. 2019 The first-line treatment for the condition is a drug called methylene blue, which can spur the enzymatic reduction of the iron back to its normal state. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Blueish woman with chocolaty blood highlights rare risk of common anesthetic," 23 Sep. 2019 Parchment is typically made from animal skins, with the hair and fatty residues removed via enzymatic or similar treatments in ancient times. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The secret to miraculous preservation of a Dead Sea Scroll could be salt coating," 11 Sep. 2019 In ancient times, parchment was made from animal hide that had the hair and tissue removed through enzymatic treatments before it was scraped down and stretched. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Unique Salt Coating Helped Preserve 25-Foot-Long Dead Sea Scroll," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of enzymatic

1900, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2020

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“Enzymatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enzymatic. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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enzymatic

adjective
en·​zy·​mat·​ic | \ ˌen-zə-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce enzymatic (audio) \
variants: also enzymic \ en-​ˈzī-​mik How to pronounce enzymic (audio) \

Medical Definition of enzymatic

: of, relating to, or produced by an enzyme

Other Words from enzymatic

enzymatically \ ˌen-​zə-​ˈmat-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymatically (audio) \ also enzymically \ en-​ˈzī-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymically (audio) \ adverb

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