zymogenesis

zymogenesis
Transformation of a proenzyme (zymogen) into an active enzyme. [zymo- + G. genesis, production]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • zymogenesis — [zī΄mə jen′ə sis] n. 〚ModL: see ZYMO & GENESIS〛 the process by which a zymogen becomes an enzyme * * * …   Universalium

  • zymogenesis — [zī΄mə jen′ə sis] n. [ModL: see ZYMO & GENESIS] the process by which a zymogen becomes an enzyme …   English World dictionary

  • zymogenesis — /zaɪmoʊˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say zuymoh jenuhsuhs) noun the conversion of a zymogen into an enzyme …   Australian-English dictionary

  • zymogenic — 1. Relating to a zymogen or to zymogenesis. SYN: zymogenous. 2. Causing fermentation. * * * zy·mo·gen·ic (zi″mo jenґik) pertaining to a zymogen (proenzyme) or to its transformation into an active enzyme form …   Medical dictionary

  • zymo- — [zī′mō, zī′mə] [< Gr zymē: see ZYME] combining form 1. fermentation [zymology] 2. enzyme [zymogenesis]: Also, before a vowel, zym …   English World dictionary

  • zym- — combining form or zymo Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from zymē more at enzyme 1. : leaven : concerned with fermentation …   Useful english dictionary

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