erepsin

noun
erep·​sin | \ i-ˈrep-sən How to pronounce erepsin (audio) \

Definition of erepsin

: a mixture of exopeptidases obtained especially from the intestinal juice

First Known Use of erepsin

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erepsin

International Scientific Vocabulary er- (probably from Latin eripere to snatch away, from e- + rapere to seize) + pepsin — more at rapid

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“Erepsin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erepsin. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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erepsin

noun
erep·​sin | \ i-ˈrep-sən How to pronounce erepsin (audio) \

Medical Definition of erepsin

: a proteolytic fraction obtained especially from the intestinal juice and known to be a mixture of exopeptidases

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