from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pancreatic digestive enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of certain proteins in the small intestine into polypeptides and amino acids.
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- n. An endopeptidase enzyme that cleaves peptides at the carboxyl side of tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine amino acids.
chym(e) + trypsin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)