biocatalyst

[ bahy-oh-kat-l-ist ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈkæt l ɪst /

noun Biochemistry.


Nearby words

  1. biobank,
  2. biobehavioral,
  3. biobehavioral science,
  4. biobibliography,
  5. biobutanol,
  6. biocellate,
  7. biocenology,
  8. biocenosis,
  9. biocentric,
  10. biochemical

Origin of biocatalyst

First recorded in 1930–35; bio- + catalyst

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British Dictionary definitions for biocatalyst

biocatalyst

/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈkætəlɪst) /

noun

a chemical, esp an enzyme, that initiates or increases the rate of a biochemical reaction
Derived Formsbiocatalytic (ˌbaɪəʊˌkætəˈlɪtɪk), adjective

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