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isozyme

[ ahy-suh-zahym ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌzaɪm /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of the genetically variant forms of certain enzymes that catalyze the same reaction but that may differ in activity, composition, or physical properties.
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Also called isoenzyme.

Origin of isozyme

First recorded in 1955–60; iso- + (en)zyme
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British Dictionary definitions for isozyme

isozyme
/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌzaɪm) /

noun
any of a set of structural variants of an enzyme occurring in different tissues in a single speciesAlso called: isoenzyme

Derived forms of isozyme

isozymic (ˌaɪsəʊˈzaɪmɪk, -ˈzɪm-), adjective

Word Origin for isozyme

from iso- + (en) zyme
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Medical definitions for isozyme

isozyme
[ īsə-zīm′ ]

n.
Any of a group of enzymes that are similar in catalytic properties but are differentiated by variations in physical properties, such as isoelectric point.isoenzyme
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