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apoenzyme

[ ap-oh-en-zahym ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. the protein component that with a coenzyme forms a complete enzyme.


apoenzyme

/ ˌæpəʊˈɛnzaɪm /

noun

  1. a protein component that together with a coenzyme forms an enzyme


apoenzyme

/ ăp′ō-ĕnzīm /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of apoenzyme1

From French, dating back to 1935–40; apo-, enzyme

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