holoenzyme [hol-oh-en-zahym] Word Origin noun

  1. an enzyme complete in both its apoenzyme and coenzyme components.

Origin of holoenzyme First recorded in 1940–45; holo- + enzyme British Dictionary definitions for holoenzyme holoenzyme noun

  1. an active enzyme consisting of a protein component (apoenzyme) and its coenzyme

holoenzyme in Medicine holoenzyme [hŏl′ō-ĕn′zīm′, hō′lō-] n.

  1. An active, complex enzyme consisting of an apoenzyme and a coenzyme.
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