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The inactive or nearly inactive precursor of an enzyme, converted into an active enzyme by proteolysis. Also called zymogen.
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(Biochemistry) the inactive form of an enzyme; zymogen
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zy•mo•gen(ˈzaɪ mə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)
any of various enzyme precursor molecules that may change into an enzyme as a result of catalytic change. Also called proenzyme.
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|Noun||1.||proenzyme - any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and require some change (such as the hydrolysis of a fragment that masks an active enzyme) to become active|
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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