enzyme

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˈɛn.zaɪm/
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  • Hyphenation: en‧zyme

Noun[change]

Singular
enzyme

Plural
enzymes

  1. (biochemistry) (countable) An enzyme is a catalyst that breaks down certain polysaccharides into simpler disaccharides or monosaccharides.
    Amylase breaks down amylose into 2 glucose molecules.