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Main Entry: en�zyme
Pronunciation: 'en-"zIm
Function: noun
Etymology: German Enzym, from Middle Greek enzymos leavened, from Greek en- + zymE leaven -- more at JUICE
Date: 1881
: any of numerous complex proteins that are produced by living cells and catalyze specific biochemical reactions at body temperatures

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Pronunciation Symbols
\&\ as a and u in abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur/er in further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\[th]\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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