zymogen

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zymogen

[′zī·mə·jən]
(biochemistry)
The inactive precursor of an enzyme; liberates an active enzyme on reaction with an appropriate kinose. Also known as proenzyme.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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