trypsin

[trip-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
a proteolytic enzyme of the pancreatic juice, capable of converting proteins into peptone.

Origin:
1875–80; irregular < Greek trîps(is) friction (trī́b(ein) to rub + -sis -sis) + -in2; so called because first obtained by rubbing the pancreas

tryptic [trip-tik] , adjective
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trypsin (ˈtrɪpsɪn)
 
n
See also chymotrypsin an enzyme occurring in pancreatic juice: it catalyses the hydrolysis of proteins to peptides and is secreted from the pancreas in the form of trypsinogen
 
[C19 tryp-, from Greek tripsis a rubbing, from tribein to rub + -in; referring to the fact that it was originally produced by rubbing the pancreas with glycerine]
 
tryptic
 
adj

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trypsin tryp·sin (trĭp'sĭn)
n.
An enzyme of pancreatic juice that hydrolyzes proteins into smaller polypeptide units.

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trypsin   (trĭp'sĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
An enzyme that aids digestion by breaking down proteins. It is produced by the pancreas and secreted into the small intestine, where it catalyzes the cleavage of peptide bonds connecting arginine or lysine to other amino acids.
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Example sentences
Proteases, particularly the enzyme trypsin, target protein-based food scraps and gunk that stop up drains.
Trypsin and chymotrypsin are substances released from the pancreas during normal digestion.
The head was removed before tissues were cut into small pieces and the cells dispersed by exposure to trypsin.
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