trypsinogen

noun

tryp·​sin·​o·​gen trip-ˈsi-nə-jən How to pronounce trypsinogen (audio)
: the inactive substance released by the pancreas into the duodenum to form trypsin

Word History

Etymology

trypsin + -o- + -gen

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trypsinogen was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Trypsinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trypsinogen. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

trypsinogen

noun
tryp·​sin·​o·​gen trip-ˈsin-ə-jən How to pronounce trypsinogen (audio)
: the inactive form of trypsin present in the pancreas

Medical Definition

trypsinogen

noun
tryp·​sin·​o·​gen trip-ˈsin-ə-jən How to pronounce trypsinogen (audio)
: the inactive substance released by the pancreas into the duodenum to form trypsin

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