[ an-tee-en-zahym, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈɛn zaɪm, ˌæn taɪ- /
a substance that inhibits or counteracts the action of an enzyme.
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Related formsan·ti·en·zy·mat·ic [an-tee-en-zahy-mat-ik, -zi-, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌɛn zaɪˈmæt ɪk, -zɪ-, ˌæn taɪ-/, an·ti·en·zy·mic [an-tee-en-zahy-mik, -zim-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti ɛnˈzaɪ mɪk, -ˈzɪm ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for anti-enzyme
[ ăn′tē-ĕn′zīm′, ăn′tī- ]
An agent or principle, especially an inhibitory enzyme or an antibody to an enzyme, that retards, inhibits, or destroys enzymic activity.
Related formsan′ti•en′zy•mat′ic (-zĭ-măt′ĭk, -zī-) null adj.
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