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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enzyme  \En"zyme\,  n.  [Pref.  en-  (Gr.  ?  in)  +  Gr  ?  leaven.] 
  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  An  unorganized  or  unformed  ferment,  in  distinction  from  an 
  organized  or  living  ferment;  a  soluble,  or  chemical,  ferment. 
  Ptyalin,  pepsin,  diastase,  and  rennet  are  good  examples  of 
  enzymes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enzyme 
  n  :  any  of  several  complex  proteins  that  are  produced  by  cells 
  and  act  as  catalysts  in  specific  biochemical  reactions 




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