[ en-zahy-mol-uh-sis, -zi- ]
/ ˌɛn zaɪˈmɒl ə sɪs, -zɪ- /

noun Biochemistry.

the decomposition of a chemical compound catalyzed by the presence of an enzyme.

Origin of enzymolysis

OTHER WORDS FROM enzymolysis

en·zy·mo·lyt·ic [en-zuh-muh-lit-ik] /ˌɛn zə məˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enzymolysis

/ (ˌɛnzaɪˈmɒlɪsɪs) /


a biochemical decomposition, such as a fermentation, that is catalysed by an enzyme

Derived forms of enzymolysis

enzymolytic (ˌɛnzaɪməˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for enzymolysis

[ ĕn′zə-mŏlĭ-sĭs ]


Chemical change or cleavage of a substance by enzymatic action.
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