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the conversion of a zymogen into an enzyme

zymogenesis zy·mo·gen·e·sis (zī’mə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
The process by which a proenzyme becomes transformed into an active enzyme.


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  • Zymogenic cell

    zymogenic cell zymogenic cell zy·mo·gen·ic cell (zī’mə-jěn’ĭk) n. A cell that forms and secretes an enzyme, especially a secretory cell that lines the lumen of the gastric glands of the stomach or a pepsin-secreting acinar cell of the pancreas. Also called chief cell, peptic cell.

  • Zymology

    (formerly) the science dealing with fermentation and the action of enzymes; enzymology. Historical Examples Zymogen′ic; Zy′moid, like a ferment; Zymolog′ic, -al, pertaining to zymology. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various noun the chemistry of fermentation

  • Zymolysis

    the digestive and fermentative action of enzymes. noun the process of fermentation Also called zymosis zymolysis zy·mol·y·sis (zī-mŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. Fermentation.

  • Zymometer

    an instrument for measuring the degree of fermentation. noun an instrument for estimating the degree of fermentation

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