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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n zymase a complex of enzymes that cause glycolysis; originally found in yeast but also present in higher organisms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zymase (Physiol. Chem) A soluble ferment, or enzyme. See Enzyme.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zymase Same as enzym.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zymase zī′mās the same as Enzym.
    • n Zymase enzym, any of the unorganised ferments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Zyme
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. zymē, leaven, zymōsis, fermentation.


In literature:

Those which produce carbon dioxide without the use of free "deamidizing" oxygen, such as zymase of yeast.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
The optimum temperature for zymase action is 28 deg.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
For the alcoholic fermentation of glucose by the zymase of yeast juice two substances are also necessary.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
The "ferment" of yeast, called zymase, proved to be a composite of several enzymes.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous