[ zahym ]
/ zaɪm /
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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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How to use zyme in a sentence
Zyme, zīm, n. a ferment: a disease-germ—the supposed specific cause of a zymotic disease.
Zyme, name of a germ presumed to be the cause of zymotic diseases.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood