Zym`o*gen"ic (?), a. Biol. (a)
Pertaining to, or formed by, a zymogene.
Capable of producing a definite zymogen or ferment.
Zymogenic organism Biol., a microorganism, 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.
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