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Meaning of RENNIN

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
 

RENNIN is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: chymosin
 
 See Also: coagulase, enzyme, gastric juice, rennet

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A proteolytic enzyme that is used to curdle milk to make cheese. Rennin is typically used in the form of rennet, a commercial preparation taken from the abomasum of young calves, but because the demand for rennin is so great, the cheese industry is increasingly turning to rennin-producing microbes such Mucor miehei and Mucor pusillus.
 

 

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