enzyme

Any of the proteins produced in living cells that act as catalysts in the metabolic processes of an organism. For example, enzymes break down the large molecules found in food into smaller molecules so they can be digested.

Synonym: 
enzymes
Citation: 
Adapted from"enzyme." (n.d.) The American Heritage® Dictionary of Student Science, Second Edition. (2014). Retrieved December 1 2015 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/enzyme
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