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proenzyme

[ proh-en-zahym ]
/ proʊˈɛn zaɪm /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of proteins that are converted to active enzymes by partial breakdown, as by the action of an acid or other enzyme.
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Also called zymogen.

Origin of proenzyme

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

proenzyme
/ (prəʊˈɛnzaɪm) /

noun
the inactive form of an enzyme; zymogen
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