enterokinase

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noun en·tero·ki·nase \ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of enterokinase

  1. :  an enzyme especially of the duodenal mucosa that activates trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin

Origin and Etymology of enterokinase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1902


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enterokinase

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noun en·tero·ki·nase \ˌent-ə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of enterokinase

  1. :  an enzyme especially of the upper intestinal mucosa that activates trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin


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