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

  • n. An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of trypsinogen to trypsin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enzyme, secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa, that catalyzes the activation of trypsinogen by converting it to trypsin

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kinase found in the intestinal mucous membrane, which renders the pancreatic trypsin physiologically active.

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

  • n. enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin


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