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chymotrypsin

[ kahy-moh-trip-sin ]
/ ˌkaɪ moʊˈtrɪp sɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

a proteolytic enzyme, found in pancreatic juice, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins into polypeptides and amino acids.

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Origin of chymotrypsin

First recorded in 1930–35; chyme + -o- + trypsin

OTHER WORDS FROM chymotrypsin

chy·mo·tryp·tic [kahy-moh-trip-tik], /ˌkaɪ moʊˌtrɪp tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chymotrypsin

chymotrypsin
/ (ˌkaɪməʊˈtrɪpsɪn) /

noun

a powerful proteolytic enzyme secreted from the pancreas in the form of chymotrypsinogen, being converted to the active form by trypsin

Word Origin for chymotrypsin

C20: from chyme + trypsin
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Medical definitions for chymotrypsin

chymotrypsin
[ kī′mə-trĭpsĭn ]

n.

A pancreatic digestive enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of certain proteins in the small intestine into polypeptides and amino acids.

Other words from chymotrypsin

chy′mo•tryptic (-tĭk) adj.
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