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chymotrypsin

[kahy-moh-trip-sin] /ˌkaɪ moʊˈtrɪp sɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a proteolytic enzyme, found in pancreatic juice, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins into polypeptides and amino acids.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; chyme + -o- + trypsin
Related forms
chymotryptic
[kahy-moh-trip-tik] /ˌkaɪ moʊˌtrɪp tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chymotryptic

chymotrypsin

/ˌkaɪməʊˈtrɪpsɪn/
noun
1.
a powerful proteolytic enzyme secreted from the pancreas in the form of chymotrypsinogen, being converted to the active form by trypsin
Word Origin
C20: from chyme + trypsin
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chymotryptic in Medicine

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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