American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An enzyme that catalyzes the lysis of proteins, obtained from the unripe fruit of the papaya and used as a meat tenderizer and in medicine as a digestive aid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A proteolytic ferment obtained from the half-ripe fruit of the papaw-tree, Carica papaya. It differs from pepsin in that its proteolytic action goes on in neutral or alkaline solutions as well as in acid solutions. Also
papayin, papayotin, and caricin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol. Chem.) A proteolytic ferment, like trypsin, present in the juice of the green fruit of the papaw (Carica Papaya) of tropical America.
- n. a proteolytic enzyme obtained from the unripe papaya; used as a meat tenderizer
- Circa 19th century, from papaya (Wiktionary)
- papa(ya) + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Coz I still don't know what chemical substances are both present in papain and fabric softener which is responsible in softening the cloths.”
“Papaya contains a substance called papain, which is chemically similar to pepsin, an enzyme that helps digest protein in the body.”
“Both the seeds and the fruit contain an active principle called papain, which is really a vegetable pepsin, that has the effect of greatly assisting in the assimilation of all food with which it is eaten, hence it is a valuable remedy in the case of dyspepsia, and persons who take the fruit regularly are never subject to this exceedingly troublesome disease.”
“The skin cream contains an enzyme called papain, derived from the tropical papaya plant, and is used to treat skin ulcers from diabetes and other causes.”
“The skin cream contains an enzyme called papain, derived from the tropical papaya plant.”
“The green fruit contains vessels of milky latex rich in the protein-digesting enzyme papain, which is found in some meat tenderizers.”
“The active principle of the juice known as papain, said to be capable of digesting two hundred times its weight of fibrine, is used for many disorders and ailments, from dyspepsia to ringworm and ichthyosis or fish-skin disease.”
“The enzymes from the fruit, known as papain, exfoliate dry skin and reduce melanin accumulation.”
“The molecular inhibitor we developed is very potent against the SARS virus by binding to and blocking the use of a specific protein, called papain-like protease, or PLpro, involved in viral replication and evasion of the immune system," said Ghosh who has a joint appointment in chemistry and medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology.”
“Besides its use as a fruit and vegetable, the papaw makes a fair conserve and an excellent sauce, and its medicinal principle, "papain," is an article of commerce.”
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