zymase

noun
zy·​mase | \ˈzī-ˌmās, -ˌmāz\

Definition of zymase 

: an enzyme or enzyme complex of yeast that promotes fermentation of sugar

First Known Use of zymase

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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zymase

noun
zy·​mase | \ˈzī-ˌmās, -ˌmāz \

Medical Definition of zymase 

: an enzyme or enzyme complex that promotes glycolysis

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