bromelin

/ (ˈbrəʊməlɪn) /

noun

a protein-digesting enzyme (see endopeptidase) found in pineapple and extracted for use in treating joint pain and inflammation, hay fever, and various other conditions

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Word Origin for bromelin

C19: from Bromelia type genus of pineapple family (see bromeliad) + -in
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