zymogen etymology

English word zymogen comes from English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.), English zymo- (Fermentation.)

Detailed word origin of zymogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-gen English (eng) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
zymo- English (eng) Fermentation.
zymogen English (eng) (biochemistry) A proenzyme, or enzyme precursor, which requires a biochemical change (i.e. hydrolysis) to become an active form of the enzyme.

Words with the same origin as zymogen

Descendants of -gen
acrogen androgen antiflorigenic carcinogen carcinogenic chalcogenide comedogenic estrogen gasogen hallucinogen hallucinogenic litogen melanogen morphogen mutagen narced neogen nitragin nitrogen organogen osteogen procarcinogen pruritogen pyrogen
Descendants of zymo-
azymite prozymite zymocidal zymodiagnostics zymogenic zymogenous zymogram zymography zymology zymolysis zymolytic zymophyte zymoplastic zymoscope zymosis zymosterol zymotechnical zymotechnics zymotherapy