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kallikrein kal·li·kre·in (kāl'ĭ-krē'ĭn)
n.
An enzyme present in blood plasma, lymph, urine, saliva, pancreatic juices, and other body fluids that catalyzes the proteolysis of bradykininogen to bradykinin. Also called kininogenase.

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