zymogen

[ zahy-muh-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˈzaɪ mə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun Biochemistry.

any of various enzyme precursor molecules that may change into an enzyme as a result of catalytic change.

Origin of zymogen

< German (1875); see zymo-, -gen
Also called proenzyme.
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British Dictionary definitions for zymogen

zymogen

/ (ˈzaɪməʊˌdʒɛn) /

noun

biochem any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and are activated by a kinase
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Medicine definitions for zymogen

zymogen

[ zīmə-jən ]

n.

proenzyme
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