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exoenzyme

[ek-soh-en-zahym] /ˌɛk soʊˈɛn zaɪm/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
an enzyme, as pepsin, that functions outside the cell producing it.
Also called ectoenzyme.
Compare endoenzyme.
Origin of exoenzyme
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; exo- + enzyme
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British Dictionary definitions for exoenzyme

exoenzyme

/ˌɛksəʊˈɛnzaɪm/
noun
1.
any enzyme, esp an exopeptidase, that acts upon terminal chemical bonds in a chain of molecules Compare endoenzyme
2.
another name for ectoenzyme
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exoenzyme in Medicine

exoenzyme ex·o·en·zyme (ěk'sō-ěn'zīm')
n.
See extracellular enzyme.

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