zymogenic


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zy·mo·gen·ic

(zī'mō-jen'ik),
1. Relating to a zymogen or to zymogenesis. Synonym(s): zymogenous
2. Causing fermentation.

zymogenic

(zī′mə-jĕn′ĭk) also

zymogenous

(zī-mŏj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a zymogen.
2. Capable of causing fermentation.
3. Enzyme-producing.

zy·mo·gen·ic

(zī'mō-jen'ik)
1. Relating to a zymogen or to zymogenesis.
2. Causing fermentation.

zymogen

(zi'mo-jen) [? + gennan, to produce]
A protein that becomes an enzyme. It exists in an inactive form antecedent to the active enzyme. zymogenic, adjective
Synonym: proenzyme See: pepsinogen; trypsinogen
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