noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme, as pepsin, that functions outside the cell producing it.

Compare endoenzyme.

Origin of exoenzyme

First recorded in 1920–25; exo- + enzyme
Also called ectoenzyme.
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British Dictionary definitions for exoenzyme



any enzyme, esp an exopeptidase, that acts upon terminal chemical bonds in a chain of moleculesCompare endoenzyme
another name for ectoenzyme
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exoenzyme in Medicine




extracellular enzyme
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