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zymase

[ zahy-meys ]
/ ˈzaɪ meɪs /
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noun Biochemistry.
the complex of enzymes obtained from yeast, also occurring in bacteria and other organisms, that acts in alcoholic fermentation and other forms of glycolysis.
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Origin of zymase

1870–75; <French <Greek zȳ́m(ē) leaven + French -ase-ase
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British Dictionary definitions for zymase

zymase
/ (ˈzaɪmeɪs) /

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