pepsinogen

noun
pep·​sin·​o·​gen | \ pep-ˈsi-nə-jən How to pronounce pepsinogen (audio) \

Definition of pepsinogen

: a granular zymogen of the gastric glands that is readily converted into pepsin in a slightly acid medium

First Known Use of pepsinogen

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Pepsinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pepsinogen. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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pepsinogen

noun
pep·​sin·​o·​gen | \ pep-ˈsin-ə-jən How to pronounce pepsinogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of pepsinogen

: a granular zymogen of the gastric glands that is readily converted into pepsin in a slightly acid medium

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