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chymotrypsin

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

Definition of chymotrypsin

  1. :  a protease that hydrolyzes peptide bonds and is formed in the intestine from chymotrypsinogen

chymotryptic play \-tik\ adjective


Origin of chymotrypsin

chyme + -o- + trypsin


First Known Use: 1933


Medical Dictionary

chymotrypsin

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

Medical Definition of chymotrypsin

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




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