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see enzymeenzyme,
biological catalyst. The term enzyme comes from zymosis, the Greek word for fermentation, a process accomplished by yeast cells and long known to the brewing industry, which occupied the attention of many 19th-century chemists.
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active site

[′ak·tiv ′sīt]
(chemistry)
The effective site at which a given heterogeneous catalytic reaction can take place. Also known as active center.
(cell and molecular biology)
The region of an enzyme molecule at which binding with the substrate occurs. Also known as binding site; catalytic site.
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Coun Hardeman (Con Brandwood) added: "One of the ideas I am exploring is looking at whether some of the failing centres or the not so active centres might be grouped together as a package to offer to private investors to come in and develop."