[ koh-en-zahym ]
/ koʊˈɛn zaɪm /
a molecule that provides the transfer site for biochemical reactions catalyzed by an enzyme.
Related formsco·en·zy·mat·ic [koh-en-zahy-mat-ik, -zi-] /koʊˌɛn zaɪˈmæt ɪk, -zɪ-/, adjectiveco·en·zy·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for coenzyme
The best known example of a coenzyme in plant tissues is in connection with the activity of the zymase of yeast cells.
They can usually be separated from their corresponding enzymes by dialysis, the coenzyme passing through the parchment membrane.
British Dictionary definitions for coenzyme
/ (kəʊˈɛnzaɪm) /
biochem a nonprotein organic molecule that forms a complex with certain enzymes and is essential for their activitySee also apoenzyme
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Medicine definitions for coenzyme
[ kō-ĕn′zīm′ ]
A thermostable nonprotein organic substance that usually contains a vitamin or mineral and combines with a specific apoenzyme to form an active enzyme system.
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Science definitions for coenzyme
[ kō-ĕn′zīm′ ]
A nonprotein organic substance that usually contains a vitamin or mineral and combines with a specific protein, called an apoenzyme, to form an active enzyme system.
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