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erepsin

/ ɪˈrɛpsɪn /

noun

  1. a mixture of proteolytic enzymes secreted by the small intestine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of erepsin1

C20 er-, from Latin ēripere to snatch (from rapere to seize) + ( p ) epsin
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Example Sentences

They do not poison normally because they are split by the intestinal erepsin to amino-acids and absorbed as such.

Luciferase is destroyed only by pepsin (probably), trypsin, erepsin, and something in spleen and liver extract.

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