enzyme etymology

English word enzyme comes from Ancient Greek ἐν, Ancient Greek ζύμη, and later German Enzym (Enzyme.)

Detailed word origin of enzyme

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἐν Ancient Greek (grc)
ζύμη Ancient Greek (grc)
Enzym German (deu) Enzyme.
enzyme English (eng) (biochemistry) A globular protein that catalyses a biological chemical reaction.

Words with the same origin as enzyme

Descendants of ἐν
brass emphasis energy enthusiasm ink
Descendants of ζύμη
apoenzyme azyme azymous coenzyme haloenzyme holoenzyme ribozyme zyme zymo-