enterokinase

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enterokinase

[ĕn′tə-rō-kīnās′, -nāz′, -kĭnās′, -āz′]
n.
  1. An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of the inactive trypsinogen to trypsin.enteropeptidase
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