Origin of enzyme
Examples from the Web for enzymes
Even the brief time spent chewing exposes foods to enzymes that begin to break it down.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Supporters of raw milk claim it provides good bacteria and enzymes.The Raw Milk Movement Is Gaining Traction, but the Dangers Far Outweigh Benefits|Russell Saunders|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stalks are then laid out to dry for a few days while the enzymes within the cane convert starches to sugar.
The close relationship between toxins and enzymes has already been pointed out.
There are certain characteristics which belong to enzymes, though no one of them exclusively.
Many of the enzymes carry on their work at a low temperature, as in the curing of meat and cheese in cold storage.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
Production of enzymes as illustrated in the above activities.
Some think they are due to the action of the enzymes in the rennet and those secreted in the milk.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
British Dictionary definitions for enzymes
Word Origin for enzyme
Word Origin and History for enzymes
1881, as a biochemical term, from German Enzym, coined 1878 by German physiologist Wilhelm Kühne (1837-1900), from Modern Greek enzymos "leavened," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + zyme "leaven" (see zymurgy).
Medicine definitions for enzymes
Science definitions for enzymes
Culture definitions for enzymes
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.