from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The colorless, watery, acidic digestive fluid that is secreted by various glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and consists chiefly of hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, and mucin.
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- noun biology A secretion of the gastric glands that includes
hydrochloric acid, pepsinogenand mucus.
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- noun digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
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