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A pancreatic enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to form smaller polypeptide units.
[Perhaps Greek trīpsis, a rubbing (from its having been first obtained by rubbing a pancreas with glycerin), from trībein, to rub; see terə- in Indo-European roots + -in.]
tryp′tic (-tĭk) adj.
(Biochemistry) an enzyme occurring in pancreatic juice: it catalyses the hydrolysis of proteins to peptides and is secreted from the pancreas in the form of trypsinogen. See also chymotrypsin
[C19 tryp-, from Greek tripsis a rubbing, from tribein to rub + -in; referring to the fact that it was originally produced by rubbing the pancreas with glycerine]
an enzyme of the pancreatic juice, capable of converting proteins into peptone.
[1875–80; irreg. < Greek trîps(is) friction (trib(ein) to rub + -sis -sis) + -in1; so called because first obtained by rubbing the pancreas with glycerin]
tryp′tic (-tɪk) adj.
An enzyme that aids digestion by breaking down proteins. It is produced by the pancreas and secreted into the small intestine.
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|Noun||1.||trypsin - an enzyme of pancreatic origin; catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to smaller polypeptide units|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
trypsinogen - inactive precursor of trypsin; a substance secreted by the pancreas and converted to active trypsin by enterokinase in the small intestine