erepsin

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noun erep·sin \i-ˈrep-sən\

Definition of erepsin

  1. :  a mixture of exopeptidases obtained especially from the intestinal juice

Origin and Etymology of erepsin

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


Medical Dictionary

erepsin

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noun erep·sin \i-ˈrep-sən\

Medical Definition of erepsin

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


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