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a combining form meaning “ferment,” “leaven,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
indicating fermentation: zymology

zymo- pref.

Fermentation: zymogenic.

Enzyme: zymogram.


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  • Zymase

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Zymes

    the specific principle regarded as the cause of a zymotic disease.

  • Zymodeme

    zymodeme zymodeme zy·mo·deme (zī’mə-dēm’) n. An isozyme pattern, identified electrophoretically.

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