Zymogen etymology


English word zymogen comes from English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.), English zymo- (Fermentation.)

Etymology of zymogen

Detailed word origin of zymogen

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-gen English (en) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
zymo- English (en) Fermentation.
zymogen English (en) (biochemistry) A proenzyme, or enzyme precursor, which requires a biochemical change (i.e. hydrolysis) to become an active form of the enzyme.

Words with the same origin as zymogen

Descendants of -gen

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