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

  • n. A mixture of the enzymes of pancreatic juice, such as amylase, lipase, and trypsin, extracted from animals such as cattle or hogs and used as a digestive aid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixture of several digestive enzymes produced by the exocrine cells of the pancreas, composed of amylase, lipase and protease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the digestive enzymes of the pancreatic juice.
  • n. A preparation of pancreatic juice, usually obtained from the ox or hog, containing the three main digestive enzymes trypsin, amylase, and lipase, and used in medicine as an aid to digestion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name formerly used for the active principle of the pancreatic juice.

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

  • n. extract from the pancreas of animals that contains pancreatic enzymes; used to treat pancreatitis and other conditions involving insufficient pancreatic secretions

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