enterokinase

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

Definition of enterokinase 

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

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circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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enterokinase

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

Medical Definition of enterokinase 

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

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