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zymolysis

[ zahy-mol-uh-sis ]
/ zaɪˈmɒl ə sɪs /
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noun Biochemistry.

the digestive and fermentative action of enzymes.

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Origin of zymolysis

First recorded in 1885–90; zymo- + -lysis

OTHER WORDS FROM zymolysis

zy·mo·lyt·ic [zahy-muh-lit-ik], /ˌzaɪ məˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zymolysis

zymolysis
/ (zaɪˈmɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

the process of fermentationAlso called: zymosis

Derived forms of zymolysis

zymolytic (ˌzaɪməʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for zymolysis

zymolysis
[ zī-mŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Fermentation.
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