pepsinogen

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pep·sin·o·gen

 (pĕp-sĭn′ə-jən)
n.
The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by autocatalysis in the presence of hydrochloric acid.

pepsinogen

(pɛpˈsɪnədʒən)
n
(Biochemistry) the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach

pep•sin•o•gen

(pɛpˈsɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
a crystalline proenzyme of the gastric glands, converted to pepsin during digestion.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.pepsinogen - precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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