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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 661 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ENZYME (Gr. Eve uµos, leavened, from v, in, and Om, leaven), a term, first suggested by Kuhne, for an unorganized ferment (see FERMENTATION), a group of substances, in the constitution of plants and animals, which decompose certain carbon compounds occurring in association with them. See also PLANTS: Physiology; NUTRITION, &C.
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