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antienzyme

[ an-tee-en-zahym, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈɛn zaɪm, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun Biochemistry.

a substance that inhibits or counteracts the action of an enzyme.

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Origin of antienzyme

First recorded in 1900–05; anti- + enzyme
an·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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Medical definitions for antienzyme

antienzyme
[ ăn′tē-ĕnzīm′, ăn′tī- ]

n.

An agent or principle, especially an inhibitory enzyme or an antibody to an enzyme, that retards, inhibits, or destroys enzymic activity.
an′ti•en′zy•matic (-zĭ-mătĭk, -zī-) null adj.
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