chymopapain

noun
chy·​mo·​pa·​pa·​in | \ ˌkī-mō-pə-ˈpā-ən How to pronounce chymopapain (audio) , -ˈpī-ən How to pronounce chymopapain (audio) \

Medical Definition of chymopapain

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chymopapain. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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