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pepsinogen

[pep-sin-uh-juh n, -jen] /pɛpˈsɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
crystals, occurring in the gastric glands, that during digestion are converted into pepsin.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; pepsin + -o- + -gen
Related forms
pepsinogenic
[pep-suh-noh-jen-ik] /ˌpɛp sə noʊˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
pepsinogenous
[pep-suh-noj-uh-nuh s] /ˌpɛp səˈnɒdʒ ə nəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pepsinogen

pepsinogen

/pɛpˈsɪnədʒən/
noun
1.
the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach
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pepsinogen in Medicine

pepsinogen pep·sin·o·gen (pěp-sĭn'ə-jən)
n.
The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in the chief cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid during digestion. Also called propepsin.

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