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A substance, especially an enzyme, that initiates or modifies the rate of a chemical reaction in a living body; a biochemical catalyst.

bi′o·cat′a·lyt′ic (-kăt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Biochemistry) a chemical, esp an enzyme, that initiates or increases the rate of a biochemical reaction
biocatalytic adj
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Noun1.biocatalyst - a biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme
catalyst, accelerator - (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
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