Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a zymogen.
  • adjective Capable of causing fermentation.
  • adjective Enzyme-producing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a zymogen.
  • Exciting fermentation: as, zymogenic organisms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or formed by, a zymogene.
  • adjective Capable of producing a definite zymogen or ferment.
  • adjective (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective biology pertaining to, or formed by, a zymogene
  • adjective biology capable of producing a definite zymogen or ferment

Etymologies

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zymo- + -genic

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