chy·​mo·​pa·​pa·​in ˌkī-mō-pə-ˈpā-ən How to pronounce chymopapain (audio) -ˈpī-ən How to pronounce chymopapain (audio)
: a proteolytic enzyme from the latex of the papaya that is used in meat tenderizer and has been used medically in chemonucleolysis

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“Chymopapain.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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