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chymopapain

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