13 Essential Literary Terms
chief digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice, 1876, apparently from Greek tripsis "rubbing" + chemical suffix -in (2). Said to be so called because it first was obtained by rubbing the pancreas with glycerin.
trypsin tryp·sin (trĭp'sĭn)
An enzyme of pancreatic juice that hydrolyzes proteins into smaller polypeptide units.
tryptic tryp·tic (trĭp'tĭk)
Relating to or resulting from trypsin.