[broh-muh-luh n, -leyn]
- an enzyme, found in pineapple, that breaks down protein and is used as a meat tenderizer.
Origin of bromelain
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- A peptide hydrolase obtained from pineapple used in treating inflammation and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury.
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