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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-en-zahym]
    • /koʊˈɛn zaɪm/
    • /koˈen.zaɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-en-zahym]
    • /koʊˈɛn zaɪm/

Definitions of coenzyme word

  • noun coenzyme a nonprotein organic molecule that forms a complex with certain enzymes and is essential for their activity 3
  • noun coenzyme an organic substance of low molecular weight that is not protein and that can unite with a given protein, apoenzyme, to form an active enzyme complex 3
  • noun coenzyme a molecule that provides the transfer site for biochemical reactions catalyzed by an enzyme. 1
  • noun coenzyme A nonprotein compound that is necessary for the functioning of an enzyme. 1
  • noun coenzyme (biochemistry) Any small molecule that is necessary for the functioning of an enzyme. 0

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Origin of coenzyme

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
1905-10; < German Ko-enzym; see co-, enzyme

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Parts of speech for Coenzyme


coenzyme popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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