isozyme [ahy-suh-zahym] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. any of the genetically variant forms of certain enzymes that catalyze the same reaction but that may differ in activity, composition, or physical properties.

Origin of isozyme First recorded in 1955–60; iso- + (en)zyme Also called isoenzyme. British Dictionary definitions for isozyme isozyme noun

  1. 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.

  1. 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

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