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bromelain

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noun bro·me·lain \ˈbrō-mə-lən, -ˌlān\

Definition of bromelain

  1. :  a protease obtained especially from the pineapple



Variants of bromelain

also

bromelin

\ˈbrō-mə-lən, brō-ˈmē-\

Origin and Etymology of bromelain

bromelain by alteration of bromelin, from New Latin Bromelia


First Known Use: 1894


Medical Dictionary

bromelain

noun bro·me·lain

Medical Definition of bromelain

  1. :  a protease obtained from the juice of the pineapple



Variants of bromelain

also

bromelin

\ˈbrō-mə-lən\play

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