Microzyme Mi"cro*zyme, n. [Micro- + Gr. zy`mh leaven.] (Biol.) A micro["o]rganism which is supposed to act like a ferment in causing or propagating certain infectious or contagious diseases; a pathogenic bacterial organism. [obsolete] [1913 Webster]

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  • MICROZYME —    a minute organism which acts as a ferment when it enters the blood and produces zymotic diseases …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Zymotic disease — Zymotic diseases (for the Greek language term zumoun for ferment ), an obsolete term in medicine, formerly applied to the class of acute infectious maladies,[1] presumed to be due to some virus or organism which acts in the system like a ferment …   Wikipedia

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