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zymase

[zahy-meys] /ˈzaɪ meɪs/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
the complex of enzymes obtained from yeast, also occurring in bacteria and other organisms, that acts in alcoholic fermentation and other forms of glycolysis.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French < Greek zȳ́m(ē) leaven + French -ase -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for zymase

zymase

/ˈzaɪmeɪs/
noun
1.
a mixture of enzymes that is obtained as an extract from yeast and causes fermentation in sugars
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zymase in Medicine

zymase zy·mase (zī'mās', -māz')
n.
The enzyme complex in yeasts that catalyzes the breakdown of sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

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