Dictionary.com

zymogen

[ zahy-muh-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˈzaɪ mə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
Save This Word!

noun Biochemistry.
any of various enzyme precursor molecules that may change into an enzyme as a result of catalytic change.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?
Also called proenzyme.

Origin of zymogen

<German (1875); see zymo-, -gen
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use zymogen in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for zymogen

zymogen
[ zīmə-jən ]

n.
proenzyme
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK