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

Other Words from chymotrypsin

chymotryptic \ ˌkī-​mō-​ˈtrip-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of chymotrypsin

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chymotrypsin

chyme + -o- + trypsin

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Dictionary Entries near chymotrypsin

chymify

chymist

chymoplasm

chymotrypsin

chymotrypsinogen

chypre

chyron

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chymotrypsin

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

Medical Definition of chymotrypsin

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

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