Histozyme His"to*zyme, n. [Gr. ? tissue + ? leaven.] (Physiol. Chem.) A soluble enzyme occurring in the animal body, to the presence of which many normal decompositions and synthetical processes are supposed to be due. [1913 Webster]

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  • histozyme — SYN: aminoacylase …   Medical dictionary

  • histozyme — his·to·zyme …   English syllables

  • histozyme — ˈhistəˌzīm noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hist + zyme : an enzyme widely distributed in mammalian tissues that is capable of splitting acyl groups from hippuric acid and other acylated amino acids or from peptides called also …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aminoacylase — In enzymology, an aminoacylase (EC number| is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:an N acyl L amino acid + H2O ightleftharpoons a carboxylate + an L amino acidThus, the two substrates of this enzyme are N acyl L amino acid and …   Wikipedia

  • aminoacylase — An enzyme catalyzing hydrolysis of a wide variety of N acyl amino acid s to the corresponding amino acid and an acid anion. SYN: hippuricase, histozyme. * * * ami·no·acy·lase (ə me″no aґsə lās) [EC] an enzyme of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • acylase — ˈasəˌlās, āz noun ( s) Etymology: acyl + ase : any of several enzymes (as histozyme) that hydrolyze acylated amino acids compare carboxypeptidase …   Useful english dictionary

  • hippuricase — hiˈpyu̇rəˌkās, āz noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hippuric + ase : histozyme …   Useful english dictionary

  • -zyme — ˌzīm noun combining form ( s) Etymology: Greek zymē leaven : enzyme histozyme lysozymes …   Useful english dictionary

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