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rennin

[ ren-in ]
/ ˈrɛn ɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a coagulating enzyme occurring in the gastric juice of the calf, forming the active principle of rennet and able to curdle milk.
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Origin of rennin

First recorded in 1895–1900; renn(et) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for rennin

rennin
/ (ˈrɛnɪn) /

noun
an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice and is a constituent of rennet. It coagulates milk by converting caseinogen to caseinAlso called: chymosin

Word Origin for rennin

C20: from rennet + -in
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Scientific definitions for rennin

rennin
[ rĕnĭn ]

An enzyme that catalyzes the coagulation of milk. Rennin is found in the gastric juice of the fourth stomach of young ruminants and is used in making cheese. Also called chymosin
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