zymase


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zy·mase

(zī'mās),
1. Obsolete term for a mixture of enzymes.
2. Specifically, the intracellular enzymes of yeast that promote alcoholic fermentation.

zymase

(zī′mās′, -māz′)
n.
The enzyme complex in yeasts that catalyzes the breakdown of sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

zymase

the yeast enzyme that brings about fermentation by enabling the breakdown of hexose sugars to alcohol and carbon dioxide.