from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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