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exoenzyme

[ ek-soh-en-zahym ]
/ ˌɛk soʊˈɛn zaɪm /
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noun Biochemistry.

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

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Also called ectoenzyme.
Compare endoenzyme.

Origin of exoenzyme

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

exoenzyme
/ (ˌɛksəʊˈɛnzaɪm) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for exoenzyme

exoenzyme
[ ĕk′sō-ĕnzīm′ ]

n.

extracellular enzyme
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