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zyme

[zahym] /zaɪm/
noun, Archaic.
1.
the specific principle regarded as the cause of a zymotic disease.
Compare zymosis.
Origin of zyme
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85, zyme is from the Greek word zȳ́mē leaven
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