zymogen

zymogen

[zahy-muh-juhn, -jen]
noun Biochemistry.
any of various enzyme precursor molecules that may change into an enzyme as a result of catalytic change.
Also called proenzyme.


Origin:
< German (1875); see zymo-, -gen

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zymogen (ˈzaɪməʊˌdʒɛn)
 
n
biochem any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and are activated by a kinase

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zymogen zy·mo·gen (zī'mə-jən)
n.
See proenzyme.

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