isozyme [ahy-suh-zahym] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.
- any of the genetically variant forms of certain enzymes that catalyze the same reaction but that may differ in activity, composition, or physical properties.
- any of a set of structural variants of an enzyme occurring in different tissues in a single speciesAlso called: isoenzyme
Derived Formsisozymic (ˌaɪsəʊˈzaɪmɪk, -ˈzɪm-), adjectiveWord Origin for isozyme from iso- + (en) zyme isozyme in Medicine isozyme [ī′sə-zīm′] n.
- Any of a group of enzymes that are similar in catalytic properties but are differentiated by variations in physical properties, such as isoelectric point.isoenzyme