chymopapain

[ kahy-moh-puh-pey-in, -pahy-in ]
/ ˌkaɪ moʊ pəˈpeɪ ɪn, -ˈpaɪ ɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

an enzyme derived from the tropical papaya fruit that is used in some circumstances to treat herniated disks.

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Origin of chymopapain

First recorded in 1970–75; chyme + -o- + papain
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Medical definitions for chymopapain

chymopapain
[ kī′mō-pə-pāĭn, -pīĭn ]

n.

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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