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chymotrypsin

noun chy·mo·tryp·sin \ˌkī-mō-ˈtrip-sən\

Definition of CHYMOTRYPSIN

:  a protease that hydrolyzes peptide bonds and is formed in the intestine from chymotrypsinogen
chy·mo·tryp·tic \-tik\ adjective

Origin of CHYMOTRYPSIN

chyme + -o- + trypsin
First Known Use: 1933

chymotrypsin

noun chy·mo·tryp·sin \ˌkī-mō-ˈtrip-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHYMOTRYPSIN

:  a protease that hydrolyzes peptide bonds and is formed in the intestine from chymotrypsinogen—compare trypsin

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