enterokinase

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en·​tero·​ki·​nase | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce enterokinase (audio) , -ˌnāz \

Definition of enterokinase

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

First Known Use of enterokinase

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Enterokinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterokinase. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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enterokinase

noun
en·​tero·​ki·​nase | \ ˌent-ə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce enterokinase (audio) \

Medical Definition of enterokinase

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

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