pepsinogen

noun

pep·​sin·​o·​gen pep-ˈsi-nə-jən How to pronounce pepsinogen (audio)
: a granular zymogen of the gastric glands that is readily converted into pepsin in a slightly acid medium

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First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pepsinogen was in 1877

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“Pepsinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pepsinogen. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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pepsinogen

noun
pep·​sin·​o·​gen pep-ˈsin-ə-jən How to pronounce pepsinogen (audio)
: a granular zymogen of the gastric glands that is readily converted into pepsin in a slightly acid medium
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