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chymosin

/ˈkaɪməsɪn/
noun
1.
another name for rennin
Word Origin
C20: from chyme + -ose² + -in
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chymosin in Medicine

chymosin chy·mo·sin (kī'mə-sĭn)
n.
See rennin.

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chymosin in Science
chymosin
  (kī'mə-sĭn)   
See rennin.
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Encyclopedia Article for chymosin

rennin

protein-digesting enzyme that curdles milk by transforming caseinogen into insoluble casein; it is found only in the fourth stomach of cud-chewing animals, such as cows. Its action extends the period in which milk is retained in the stomach of the young animal. In animals that lack rennin, milk is coagulated by the action of pepsin (q.v.), as is the case in humans. A commercial form of rennin, rennet, is used in manufacturing cheese and preparing junket.

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