pepsinogen


pep·sin·o·gen

noun \pep-ˈsi-nə-jən\

Definition of PEPSINOGEN

:  a granular zymogen of the gastric glands that is readily converted into pepsin in a slightly acid medium

Origin of PEPSINOGEN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1878

pep·sin·o·gen

noun \pep-ˈsin-ə-jən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEPSINOGEN

: a granular zymogen of the gastric glands that is readily converted into pepsin in a slightly acid medium

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Pepsis
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pepsino-
All Words Near: pepsinogen

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up pepsinogen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More