en·​zy·​mol·​o·​gy ˌen-ˌzī-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce enzymology (audio)
: a branch of biochemistry that deals with the properties, activity, and significance of enzymes
enzymologist noun

Examples of enzymology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the kitchen, transglutaminase — also known as meat glue — is a compelling example of enzymology. Science & Food, Discover Magazine, 23 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enzymology was circa 1900

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“Enzymology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enzymology. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


en·​zy·​mol·​o·​gy ˌen-ˌzī-ˈmäl-ə-jē, -zə- How to pronounce enzymology (audio)
plural enzymologies
: a branch of biochemistry dealing with enzymes, their nature, activity, and significance
enzymological adjective
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