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The protein component of an enzyme, excluding additional components such as cofactors or inhibitors.
(Biochemistry) a protein component that together with a coenzyme forms an enzyme
ap•o•en•zyme(ˌæp oʊˈɛn zaɪm)
the protein component that with a coenzyme forms a complete enzyme.
[1935–40; < French]
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|Noun||1.||apoenzyme - a protein that combines with a coenzyme to form an active enzyme|
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"