pepsinogen

pepsinogen

[pep-sin-uh-juhn, -jen]
noun Biochemistry.
crystals, occurring in the gastric glands, that during digestion are converted into pepsin.

Origin:
1875–80; pepsin + -o- + -gen

pepsinogenic [pep-suh-noh-jen-ik] , pepsinogenous [pep-suh-noj-uh-nuhs] , adjective
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pepsinogen (pɛpˈsɪnədʒən)
 
n
the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach

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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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