Part of speech:
A powdered or compressed commercial preparation of yeast cells, used chiefly as a leavening agent or as a dietary supplement.
To gather together; collect:
To treat, mix, or infuse with pepsin
(Archaic) To give knowledge to; enlighten
To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
To bring about or compel by authority or force:
To attack or infect, as a disease:
A substance that starts or speeds up a chemical reaction while undergoing no permanent change itself. The enzymes in saliva, for example, are catalysts in digestion.
Any of numerous proteins produced in living cells that accelerate or catalyze the metabolic processes of an organism. Enzymes are usually very selective in the molecules that they act upon, called substrates , often reacting with only a single substrate. The substrate binds to the enzyme at a location called the active site just before the reaction catalyzed by the enzyme takes place. Enzymes can speed up chemical reactions by up to a millionfold, but only function within a narrow temperature and pH range, outside of which they can lose their structure and become denatured. Enzymes are involved in such processes as the breaking down of the large protein, starch, and fat molecules in food into smaller molecules during digestion, the joining together of nucleotides into strands of DNA, and the addition of a phosphate group to ADP to form ATP. The names of enzymes usually end in the suffix –ase.
To saturate, impregnate, or dye.
To introduce (a solution) into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.
A substance used to make baked goods rise by the formation of gas, esp. carbon dioxide, in the batter or dough, as baking powder, yeast, etc.
(Mathematics) To demonstrate the validity of (a hypothesis or proposition).
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