Term: zymogen

Literally meaning: ?producing ferment?

Origin: Anc Greek
????/zyme(= leaven, ferment)
+?????/geno (=to birth, produce)

In 1875, by German physiologist Rudolf Peter Heinrich Heidenhain (1834-1897) who wrote:
?a pancreas taken afresh from the body.. contains but little ready-made ferment, though there is present in it a body which, by some kind of decomposition, gives birth to the ferment...?

A zymogen (or proenzyme) is an inactivate form of an enzyme (enzyme precursor). 

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- Oxytocyn
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- Apoenzyme
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