enterokinase

/ (ˌɛntərəʊˈkaɪneɪz) /

noun

an enzyme in intestinal juice that converts trypsinogen to trypsin
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enterokinase

[ ĕn′tə-rō-kīnās′, -nāz′, -kĭnās′, -āz′ ]

n.

An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of the inactive trypsinogen to trypsin.enteropeptidase
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