- an enzyme derived from the tropical papaya fruit that is used in some circumstances to treat herniated disks.
Origin of chymopapain
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- A proteolytic enzyme obtained from the fruit of a tropical tree resembling papain; it is used in the treatment of herniated intervertebral disks.
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