a combining form meaning “ferment,” “leaven,” used in the formation of compound words: zymology.
Also, especially before a vowel, zym-.

combining form representing Greek zȳ́mē leaven

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zymo- or (before a vowel) zym-
combining form
indicating fermentation: zymology
[from Greek zumē leaven]
zym- or (before a vowel) zym-
combining form
[from Greek zumē leaven]

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zymo- pref.

  1. Fermentation: zymogenic.

  2. Enzyme: zymogram.

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