non·​en·​zy·​mat·​ic ˌnän-ˌen-zə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce nonenzymatic (audio)
variants or less commonly nonenzymic
: not involving the action of enzymes : not enzymatic
nonenzymatic reactions

Examples of nonenzymatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But on the chemical level, something known as a Maillard reaction (often referred to as nonenzymatic browning) is taking place. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 27 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonenzymatic was circa 1907

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“Nonenzymatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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non·​en·​zy·​mat·​ic -ˌen-zə-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce nonenzymatic (audio)
variants also nonenzymic or nonenzyme
: not involving the action of enzymes
nonenzymatic cleavage of protein
nonenzymatically adverb
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