chymotrypsinogen

[kahy-moh-trip-sin-uh-juh n, -jen]

noun Biochemistry.

a zymogen that is converted by trypsin to chymotrypsin.

Nearby words

  1. chymistry,
  2. chymopapain,
  3. chymopoiesis,
  4. chymosin,
  5. chymotrypsin,
  6. chypre,
  7. chyron,
  8. chytrid,
  9. chávez, cesar,
  10. châlons

Origin of chymotrypsinogen

First recorded in 1930–35; chymotrypsin + -o- + -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for chymotrypsinogen

chymotrypsinogen

noun

the inactive precursor of chymotrypsin

Word Origin for chymotrypsinogen

C20: from chymotrypsin + -gen

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Medicine definitions for chymotrypsinogen

chymotrypsinogen

[kī′mō-trĭp-sĭnə-jən, -jĕn′]

n.

A precursor of chymotrypsin in the pancreas.

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