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Example sentences from the Web for enzyme
Women also make less of an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase, which breaks down alcohol before it hits the bloodstream.Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women|Gabrielle Glaser|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In particular, “prolonged fasting reduced the enzyme PKA,” explains the USC announcement.
That life-giving source is the enzyme telomerase, which can actually lengthen telomeres.
It has nothing to do with aroma; the word refers to the enzyme aromatase.
The answer lies in polyphenol oxidase, an enzyme that combines with oxygen to speed up cellular decomposition.
The final test for an enzyme is the chemical change it brings about in the specific substance acted on.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
From them Schaudinn decided that the poisonous action of the mosquito bite is caused by an enzyme from a commensal fungus.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The enzyme of saliva converts starch not into glucose but into a more complex sugar to which is given the name of maltose.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
Here a similar action is caused by an enzyme called ptyalin.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
The filtrate was invariably found to be quite devoid of fermenting power, none of the enzyme passing through the gelatin.Alcoholic Fermentation|Arthur Harden
British Dictionary definitions for enzyme
Derived forms of enzymeenzymatic (ˌɛnzaɪˈmætɪk, -zɪ-) or enzymic (ɛnˈzaɪmɪk, -ˈzɪm-), adjective
Word Origin for enzyme
Medical definitions for enzyme
Other words from enzymeen′zy•mat′ic (-zə-măt′ĭk) null adj.
Scientific definitions for enzyme
Cultural definitions for enzyme
A protein molecule that helps other organic molecules (see also organic molecule) enter into chemical reactions with one another but is itself unaffected by these reactions. In other words, enzymes act as catalysts for organic biochemical reactions.