zym-

combining form

Definition of zym-

  1. 1 :  yeast <zymosan>

  2. 2 :  enzyme <zymogen>

Variants of zym-

or

zymo-

Origin and Etymology of zym-

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek, leaven, from zymē — more at juice


Medical Dictionary

zym-

combining form

Medical Definition of zym-

  1. :  enzyme <zymogen>

Variants of zym-

or

zymo-


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