Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rennin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The proteolytic enzyme rennin

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The milk-curdling ferment of the gastric juice. Also called rennin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

chym(e) + -os(e)2 + -in.

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  • "The milk-curdling ferment of the gastric juice." --CD

    April 14, 2011