from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A proteolytic ferment contained in the juice of the green fruit of the papaya-tree, Carica Papaya. Also called papain and papayotin.


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  • Analysis has revealed in the seeds the presence of a resinous oil, an oleaginous material of disagreeable odor and taste called by Peckolt _caricin_, a fatty acid, papayic acid and a resin.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines


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