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 for zymolysis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zymolysis \Zy*mol"y*sis\, n. [NL. See Zyme, and Lysis.]
     (Physiol. Chem.)
     The action of enzymes, such as digestion or fermentation;
     also, the changes produced by such action. -- Zy`mo*lyt"ic,
     [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to
           break down into simpler substances; especially, the
           anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol [syn: zymosis,
           zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment]

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