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a combining form meaning “ferment,” “leaven,” used in the formation of compound words: zymology.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially before a vowel, zym-.
Origin of zymo-
Combining form representing Greek zȳ́mē leaven
Words nearby zymo-
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Example sentences from the Web for zymo-
In the zymo-technical industries the various species of yeast exhibit different actions during fermentations.
British Dictionary definitions for zymo-
before a vowel zym-
Word Origin for zymo-
from Greek zumē leaven
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Medical definitions for zymo-
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