zymo-


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zymo-

or zym-
pref.
1. Fermentation: zymurgy.
2. Enzyme: zymogram.

[New Latin zȳmo-, from Greek zūmē, leaven.]

zymo-

or before a vowel

zym-

combining form
indicating fermentation: zymology.
[from Greek zumē leaven]

zymo-

a combining form meaning “ferment,” “leaven”: zymogen. Also, esp. before a vowel,zym-.
[comb. form representing Greek zymē leaven]