a combining form meaning “ferment,” “leaven,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating fermentation: zymology
the complex of enzymes obtained from yeast, also occurring in bacteria and other organisms, that acts in alcoholic fermentation and other forms of glycolysis. Historical Examples Hans von Euler-Chelpin isolated one part of zymase, which remains active even after heating its solution to the boiling point. Smithsonian Institution – United States National Museum – Bulletin […]
the specific principle regarded as the cause of a zymotic disease. Historical Examples zyme, zīm, n. a ferment: a disease-germ—the supposed specific cause of a zymotic disease. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various zyme, name of a germ presumed to be the cause of zymotic diseases. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia […]
the specific principle regarded as the cause of a zymotic disease.
zymodeme zymodeme zy·mo·deme (zī’mə-dēm’) n. An isozyme pattern, identified electrophoretically.