An enzyme complex found in yeast extract that is used to catalyze glycolysis and other reactions in the alcoholic fermentation of sugars.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Zym"ase (?), n. [From Zyme.] Physiol. Chem.

A soluble ferment, or enzyme. See Enzyme.

 

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