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Meaning of PEPSINOGEN

Pronunciation:  pep'sinujun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach
 

PEPSINOGEN is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: enzyme

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pep*sin"o*gen\, n. [Pepsin + -gen.] (Physiol. Chem.)
The antecedent of the ferment pepsin. A substance contained
in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric
glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called
{propepsin}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The inactive precursor to pepsin.
 

 

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