Definition for ZYM'OME, or ZIM'OME

ZYM'OME, or ZIM'OME, n. [Gr. ζυμη.]

One of the supposed proximate principles of the gluten of wheat. It is a tough substance insoluble in alcohol. There are doubts as respects the existence of zymome as a truly distinct substance.

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