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English definition of “enzyme”

enzyme

noun [C]     /ˈenzaɪm/
a chemical substance produced by living cells that makes particular chemical reactions happen in animals and plantsBiochemistrySpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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