enterokinase

noun

en·​tero·​ki·​nase ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce enterokinase (audio)
-ˌnāz
: an enzyme especially of the duodenal mucosa that activates trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin

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First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enterokinase was in 1901

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“Enterokinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterokinase. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

enterokinase

noun
en·​tero·​ki·​nase ˌent-ə-rō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce enterokinase (audio)
: an enzyme especially of the upper intestinal mucosa that activates trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin

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