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Any of numerous compounds that are produced by living organisms and function as biochemical catalysts. Some enzymes are simple proteins, and others consist of a protein linked to one or more nonprotein groups.

[German Enzym, from Medieval Greek enzūmos, leavened : Greek en-, in; see en-2 + Greek zūmē, leaven, yeast.]

en′zy·mat′ic (-zə-măt′ĭk), en·zy′mic (-zī′mĭk, -zĭm′ĭk) adj.
en′zy·mat′i·cal·ly, en·zy′mi·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌɛn zaɪˈmæt ɪk, -zɪ-)

also en•zy•mic

(ɛnˈzaɪ mɪk, -ˈzɪm ɪk)

of or pertaining to an enzyme.
en`zy•mat′i•cal•ly, en•zy′mi•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.enzymatic - of or relating to or produced by an enzyme
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a. enzimático-a, rel. a las enzimas;
___ diagnosisdiagnosis enzimática
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