chymotryptic

chymotrypsin

[kahy-moh-trip-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
a proteolytic enzyme, found in pancreatic juice, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins into polypeptides and amino acids.

Origin:
1930–35; chyme + -o- + trypsin

chymotryptic [kahy-moh-trip-tik] , adjective
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chymotrypsin (ˌkaɪməʊˈtrɪpsɪn)
 
n
a powerful proteolytic enzyme secreted from the pancreas in the form of chymotrypsinogen, being converted to the active form by trypsin
 
[C20: from chyme + trypsin]

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chymotrypsin chy·mo·tryp·sin (kī'mə-trĭp'sĭn)
n.
A pancreatic digestive enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of certain proteins in the small intestine into polypeptides and amino acids.


chy'mo·tryp'tic (-tĭk) adj.
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