- The definition of a zyme is an enzyme or the origin of an old medical theory that many contagious diseases were caused by enzymes that fermented in the body.
An example of a zyme is a bacteria that was believed to cause fermentation and cause typhoid fever in the 1800s.
- Zyme is defined as enzyme.
An example of zyme is isozyme which is an enzyme that reacts just like another enzyme but has a different amino acid sequence.
- a ferment or enzyme
- the specific cause of a zymotic disease
Origin of zymeClassical Greek zym?, a leaven from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form yeu-, to mix (foods) from source juice, Sanskrit yu?, broth
Origin of -zymeFrom Greek zūmē leaven
- A ferment.
From Ancient Greek Î¶ÏÎ¼Î· (zumÄ“, “leaven").