Zyme



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 Edited by Rev. James Wood

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