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 enzymatic (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 enzymatic (audio) \ or less commonly enzymically \ en-​ˈzī-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymatic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of enzymatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, maggots are hungry bags of goo traveling along streams of enzymatic saliva in search of decaying flesh. Marion Renault, The Atlantic, 2 June 2021 In enzymatic cleaners, live bacteria are paired with enzymes, which are proteins that speed up chemical reactions. Laura Duerr, chicagotribune.com, 5 Mar. 2021 Together, the companies want to increase the commercialization of enzymatic DNA synthesis. John Cumbers, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 The first is a protein of vegetable origin, produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of soya flour. Sophie Cockett, Glamour, 4 Apr. 2021 Our take: This enzymatic supplement will stimulate a cat's appetite and is also helpful when transitioning from one brand of food to another. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, 27 Mar. 2021 There are five categories of cleaning agents: surfactants, weak corrosive agents like vinegar, oxidizers, enzymatic cleaners, and solvents. Dan Seitz, Popular Science, 10 Mar. 2021 Remover Spray is a popular bio-enzymatic cleaner that can be used to eliminate stains and odors on hard floors and fabric-upholstered furniture as well as carpet. Laura Duerr, chicagotribune.com, 5 Mar. 2021 Their enzymatic formula can be used on multiple surfaces, and it's made in the U.S., plus 10 percent of profits go to animal rescue groups and no-kill shelters. Laura Duerr, chicagotribune.com, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of enzymatic

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Enzymatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enzymatic. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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 enzymatic (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 enzymatic (audio) \ also enzymically \ en-​ˈzī-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymatic (audio) \ adverb

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