zymase

[ zahy-meys ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. the complex of enzymes obtained from yeast, also occurring in bacteria and other organisms, that acts in alcoholic fermentation and other forms of glycolysis.

Origin of zymase

1
1870–75; <French <Greek zȳ́m(ē) leaven + French -ase-ase

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zymase

/ (ˈzaɪmeɪs) /


noun
  1. a mixture of enzymes that is obtained as an extract from yeast and causes fermentation in sugars

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