holoenzyme

noun
ho·​lo·​en·​zyme | \ ˌhō-lō-ˈen-ˌzīm How to pronounce holoenzyme (audio) \

Definition of holoenzyme

: a catalytically active enzyme consisting of an apoenzyme combined with its cofactor

First Known Use of holoenzyme

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for holoenzyme

borrowed from French, from holo- holo- + enzyme enzyme

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about holoenzyme

Time Traveler for holoenzyme

Time Traveler

The first known use of holoenzyme was in 1943

See more words from the same year

Statistics for holoenzyme

Cite this Entry

“Holoenzyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holoenzyme. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for holoenzyme

holoenzyme

noun
ho·​lo·​en·​zyme | \ ˌhō-lō-ˈen-ˌzīm How to pronounce holoenzyme (audio) \

Medical Definition of holoenzyme

: a catalytically active enzyme consisting of an apoenzyme combined with its cofactor

Comments on holoenzyme

What made you want to look up holoenzyme? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!