tryptic

adjective

tryp·​tic ˈtrip-tik How to pronounce tryptic (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by trypsin or its action

Word History

Etymology

probably borrowed from German tryptisch, derivative of Trypsin trypsin, on the model of Pepsin pepsin : peptisch peptic

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tryptic was in 1883

Dictionary Entries Near tryptic

Cite this Entry

“Tryptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tryptic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

tryptic

adjective
tryp·​tic ˈtrip-tik How to pronounce tryptic (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by trypsin or its action
tryptic digestion
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