bromelain

noun bro·me·lain \ ˈbrō-mə-lən , -ˌlān \
variants: or less commonly bromelin play \ˈbrō-mə-lən, brō-ˈmē-\

Definition of bromelain

:a protease obtained especially from the pineapple

Origin and Etymology of bromelain

bromelain by alteration of bromelin, from New Latin Bromelia


Medical Dictionary

bromelain

noun bro·me·lain
variants: also bromelin play \ˈbrō-mə-lən\

medical Definition of bromelain

:a protease obtained from the juice of the pineapple

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