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British Dictionary definitions for enterokinase


  1. an enzyme in intestinal juice that converts trypsinogen to trypsin
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  • Another variety is the activating enzymes or kinases such as the enterokinase of the intestine.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

enterokinase in Medicine


(ĕn′tə-rō-kīnās′, -nāz′, -kĭnās′, -āz′)
  1. An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of the inactive trypsinogen to trypsin.enteropeptidase
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