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[trip-sin-uh-juh n, -jen]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a precursor of trypsin that is secreted by the pancreas and is activated to trypsin in the small intestine.

Origin of trypsinogen

First recorded in 1885–90; trypsin + -o- + -gen
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British Dictionary definitions for trypsinogen


  1. the inactive precursor of trypsin that is converted to trypsin by the enzyme enterokinase
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trypsinogen in Medicine


  1. The inactive precursor of trypsin, produced by the pancreas and converted to trypsin in the small intestine by enterokinase.
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