ficin

noun
fi·​cin | \ ˈfī-sᵊn How to pronounce ficin (audio) \

Definition of ficin

: a protease obtained from the latex of fig trees and used as an anthelmintic and protein digestive

Examples of ficin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cells in the plant produce latex sap that contains ficin. NOLA.com, 12 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of ficin

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ficin

Latin ficus fig

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“Ficin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ficin. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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ficin

noun
fi·​cin | \ ˈfīs-ᵊn How to pronounce ficin (audio) \

Medical Definition of ficin

: a protease that is obtained from the latex of fig trees and is used as an anthelmintic and protein digestive

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