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chymotrypsinogen

[ kahy-moh-trip-sin-uh-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˌkaɪ moʊ trɪpˈsɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a zymogen that is converted by trypsin to chymotrypsin.
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Origin of chymotrypsinogen

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

Words nearby chymotrypsinogen

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British Dictionary definitions for chymotrypsinogen

chymotrypsinogen
/ (ˌkaɪməʊtrɪpˈsɪnədʒɪn) /

noun
the inactive precursor of chymotrypsin

Word Origin for chymotrypsinogen

C20: from chymotrypsin + -gen
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Medical definitions for chymotrypsinogen

chymotrypsinogen
[ kī′mō-trĭp-sĭnə-jən, -jĕn′ ]

n.
A precursor of chymotrypsin in the pancreas.
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