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.