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zyme

[ zahym ]
/ zaɪm /
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noun Archaic.
the specific principle regarded as the cause of a zymotic disease.
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Origin of zyme

First recorded in 1880–85, zyme is from the Greek word zȳ́mē leaven
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Medical definitions for zyme

-zyme

suff.
Enzyme:lysozyme.
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