Definition of enzymology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛnzʌɪˈmɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The branch of biochemistry concerned with enzymes.
Example sentences
  • Several excellent recent reviews cover different aspects of the biochemistry and enzymology of glycine decarboxylation and its relation to plant metabolism.
  • Nonaqueous enzymology is nowadays an active area of work, having matured to a point where, besides its large implications in basic protein science, it has an important impact in biotechnology, from where grew its roots.
  • A notable exception is the study of nonaqueous enzymology.



Pronunciation: /ˌɛnzʌɪməˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Enzymological studies show that binding greatly stimulates its nuclease activity.
  • There is now enzymological and cell biological evidence that a metabolic sequence is activated during senescence.
  • The major enzymological studies underway in the field of biochemistry prior to 1950 unfortunately were focused on carbon metabolism, not on amino acid, vitamin, purine, or pyrimidine biosynthesis.


Example sentences
  • The day is not far away when enzymologists will astonish us all by creating more or less de novo enzymes endowed with hitherto-unknown catalytic properties.
  • The claimants called no expert on the subject of in vitro assays, but the defendants called an in-house expert enzymologist.

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