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noun Biochemistry.
  1. (formerly) the science dealing with fermentation and the action of enzymes; enzymology.
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Origin of zymology

First recorded in 1745–55; zymo- + -logy
Related formszy·mo·log·ic [zahy-muh-loj-ik] /ˌzaɪ məˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, adjectivezy·mol·o·gist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Zymogen′ic; Zy′moid, like a ferment; Zymolog′ic, -al, pertaining to zymology.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


British Dictionary definitions for zymology


  1. the chemistry of fermentation
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Derived Formszymologic (ˌzaɪməʊˈlɒdʒɪk) or zymological, adjectivezymologist, noun
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