zymase

noun

zy·​mase ˈzī-ˌmās How to pronounce zymase (audio)
-ˌmāz
: an enzyme or enzyme complex of yeast that promotes fermentation of sugar

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zymase was circa 1875

Dictionary Entries Near zymase

Cite this Entry

“Zymase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zymase. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

zymase

noun
: an enzyme or enzyme complex that promotes glycolysis
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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


Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY