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apoenzyme

[ ap-oh-en-zahym ]
/ ˌæp oʊˈɛn zaɪm /
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noun Biochemistry.
the protein component that with a coenzyme forms a complete enzyme.

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Origin of apoenzyme

From French, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at apo-, enzyme
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British Dictionary definitions for apoenzyme

apoenzyme
/ (ˌæpəʊˈɛnzaɪm) /

noun
a protein component that together with a coenzyme forms an enzyme
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Scientific definitions for apoenzyme

apoenzyme
[ ăp′ō-ĕnzīm ]

The protein component of an enzyme, to which the coenzyme attaches to form an active enzyme.
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