zymo-(redirected from zym-)
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1. Fermentation: zymurgy.
2. Enzyme: zymogram.
[New Latin zȳmo-, from Greek zūmē, leaven.]
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zymo-or before a vowel
indicating fermentation: zymology.
[from Greek zumē leaven]
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a combining form meaning “ferment,” “leaven”: zymogen. Also, esp. before a vowel,zym-.
[comb. form representing Greek zymē leaven]
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