proenzyme

[proh-en-zahym]

Origin of proenzyme

First recorded in 1895–1900; pro-1 + enzyme
Also called zymogen.
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British Dictionary definitions for proenzyme

proenzyme

noun
  1. the inactive form of an enzyme; zymogen
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proenzyme in Medicine

proenzyme

[prō-ĕnzīm′]
n.
  1. The inactive or nearly inactive precursor of an enzyme, converted into an active enzyme by proteolysis.zymogen
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