Meaning of ENZYME in English

en ‧ zyme /ˈenzaɪm/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: German ; Origin: enzym , from Greek zyme 'substance that makes a flour-and-water mixture swell' ]

a chemical substance that is produced in a plant or animal, and helps chemical changes to take place in the plant or animal

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