[ proh-en-zahym ]
/ proʊˈɛn zaɪm /
Also called zymogen.
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When in this stage, the compound is known as "proenzyme," or "zymogen."The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for proenzyme
/ (prəʊˈɛnzaɪm) /
the inactive form of an enzyme; zymogen
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Medicine definitions for proenzyme
[ prō-ĕn′zīm′ ]
The inactive or nearly inactive precursor of an enzyme, converted into an active enzyme by proteolysis.zymogen
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