Definition of Zymogen

1. Noun. Any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and require some change (such as the hydrolysis of a fragment that masks an active enzyme) to become active.

Exact synonyms: Proenzyme
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound



Definition of Zymogen

1. n. A mother substance, or antecedent, of an enzyme or chemical ferment; -- applied to such substances as, not being themselves actual ferments, may by internal changes give rise to a ferment.

2. n. A mother substance, or antecedent, of an enzyme or chemical ferment; -- applied to such substances as, not being themselves actual ferments, may by internal changes give rise to a ferment.

Definition of Zymogen

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A proenzyme, or enzyme precursor, which requires a biochemical change (i.e. hydrolysis) to become an active form of the enzyme. ¹

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Definition of Zymogen

1. a substance that develops into an enzyme when suitably activated [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Zymogen

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zymad
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zymase
zymases
zyme
zymes
zymic
zymin
zymite
zymites
zymo-
zymocidal
zymodeme
zymodemes
zymogen (current term)
zymogene
zymogenes
zymogenic
zymogens
zymogram
zymograms
zymographic
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zymography
zymoid
zymologic
zymological
zymologies
zymologist

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