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isozyme

[ahy-suh-zahym]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of the genetically variant forms of certain enzymes that catalyze the same reaction but that may differ in activity, composition, or physical properties.

Origin of isozyme

First recorded in 1955–60; iso- + (en)zyme
Also called isoenzyme.
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British Dictionary definitions for isozyme

isozyme

noun
  1. any of a set of structural variants of an enzyme occurring in different tissues in a single speciesAlso called: isoenzyme
Derived Formsisozymic (ˌaɪsəʊˈzaɪmɪk, -ˈzɪm-), adjective

Word Origin

from iso- + (en) zyme
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isozyme in Medicine

isozyme

sə-zīm′)
n.
  1. Any of a group of enzymes that are similar in catalytic properties but are differentiated by variations in physical properties, such as isoelectric point.isoenzyme
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