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zyme

[ zahym ]

noun

, Archaic.
  1. the specific principle regarded as the cause of a zymotic disease.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of zyme1

First recorded in 1880–85, zyme is from the Greek word zȳ́mē leaven

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Example Sentences

Zyme, zīm, n. a ferment: a disease-germ—the supposed specific cause of a zymotic disease.

Zyme, name of a germ presumed to be the cause of zymotic diseases.

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