zymase

zymase

[zahy-meys]
noun Biochemistry.
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:
1870–75; < French < Greek zȳ́m(ē) leaven + French -ase -ase

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zymase (ˈzaɪmeɪs)
 
n
a mixture of enzymes that is obtained as an extract from yeast and causes fermentation in sugars

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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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