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[trip-sin-uh-juh n, -jen] /trɪpˈsɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Biochemistry
a precursor of trypsin that is secreted by the pancreas and is activated to trypsin in the small intestine.
Origin of trypsinogen
1885-90; trypsin + -o- + -gen Unabridged
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  • trypsinogen is a substance that is normally produced in the pancreas and released into the small intestine.
British Dictionary definitions for trypsinogen


the inactive precursor of trypsin that is converted to trypsin by the enzyme enterokinase
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trypsinogen in Medicine

trypsinogen tryp·sin·o·gen (trĭp-sĭn'ə-jən) or tryp·so·gen (trĭp'sə-jən)
The inactive precursor of trypsin, produced by the pancreas and converted to trypsin in the small intestine by enterokinase.

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