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Meaning of TRYPSIN

Pronunciation:  'tripsin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an enzyme of pancreatic origin; catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to smaller polypeptide units
 

TRYPSIN is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: enzyme, trypsinogen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tryp"sin\, n. [Cr. ? a rubbing, fr. ? to rub, grind. So
called because it causes proteid matter to break up or to
fall apart.] (physiol.)
A proteolytic ferment, or enzyme, present in the pancreatic
juice. Unlike the pepsin of the gastric juice, it acts in a
neutral or alkaline fluid, and not only converts the
albuminous matter of the food into soluble peptones, but
also, in part, into leucin and tyrosin.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyzes peptide bonds on the carboxyl side of the amino acids arginine and lysine.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A proteolytic enzyme that hydrolyzes peptide bonds on the carboxyl side of the amino acids arginine and lysine.
 

 

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