chymotrypsin

noun
chy·​mo·​tryp·​sin | \ ˌkī-mō-ˈtrip-sən How to pronounce chymotrypsin (audio) \

Definition of chymotrypsin

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

Other Words from chymotrypsin

chymotryptic \ ˌkī-​mō-​ˈtrip-​tik How to pronounce chymotrypsin (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chymotrypsin

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chymotrypsin

chyme + -o- + trypsin

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“Chymotrypsin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chymotrypsin. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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chymotrypsin

noun
chy·​mo·​tryp·​sin | \ ˌkī-mō-ˈtrip-sən How to pronounce chymotrypsin (audio) \

Medical Definition of chymotrypsin

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

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