zymase


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zy·mase

 (zī′mās′, -māz′)
n.
A complex of enzymes that catalyzes alcoholic fermentation in yeast, converting sugars into ethanol and carbon dioxide.

zymase

(ˈzaɪmeɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem a mixture of enzymes that is obtained as an extract from yeast and causes fermentation in sugars
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Noun1.zymase - a complex of enzymes that cause glycolysis; originally found in yeast but also present in higher organisms
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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Simple sugars are transformed into alcohol and carbon dioxide by zymase, the naturally present enzyme contained in the yeast cells.
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Presented alphabetically, it begins with Abboc-cato, Italian for medium-sweet wine, and finishes on zymase, a group of enzymes which encourage the conversion of glucose and fructose into ethyl alcohol.