ZYMOGENIC

Etymology

Adjective

zymogenic (not comparable)

(biology) pertaining to, or formed by, a zymogene

(biology) capable of producing a definite zymogen or ferment

Source: Wiktionary


Zym`o*gen"ic, a. (Biol.) (a) Pertaining to, or formed by, a zymogene. (b) Capable of producing a definite zymogen or ferment. Zymogenic organism (Biol.), a microörganism, such as the yeast plant of the Bacterium lactis, which sets up certain fermentative processes by which definite chemical products are formed; -- distinguished from a pathogenic organism. Cf. Micrococcus.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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