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pep·sin

also pep·sine  (pĕp′sĭn)
n.
1. A digestive enzyme found in gastric juice that catalyzes the breakdown of protein to peptides.
2. A substance containing pepsin, obtained from the stomachs of hogs and calves and used as a digestive aid.

[Greek pepsis, digestion (from peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots) + -in.]

pepsin

(ˈpɛpsɪn) or

pepsine

n
(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme produced in the stomach in the inactive form pepsinogen, which, when activated by acid, splits proteins into peptones
[C19: via German from Greek pepsis, from peptein to digest]

pep•sin

(ˈpɛp sɪn)

n.
1. an enzyme, produced in the stomach, that in the presence of hydrochloric acid splits proteins into proteoses and peptones.
2. a commercial preparation containing pepsin, obtained from hog stomachs, used chiefly as a digestive and as a ferment in making cheese.
[1835–45; < Greek péps(is) digestion (pep-, base of péptein to digest + -sis -sis) + -in1]

pep·sin

(pĕp′sĭn)
A powerful enzyme that breaks down proteins in the stomach of vertebrate animals.

pepsin

A protein-digesting enzyme in the stomach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pepsin - an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
gastric acid, gastric juice - digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations

pepsin

[ˈpepsɪn] Npepsina f

pepsin

nPepsin nt

pepsin

[ˈpɛpsɪn] npepsina

pep·sin

n. pepsina, enzima principal del jugo gástrico.

pepsin

n pepsina
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These normal chief cells are usually distinguished by their condensed basal nuclei and basophilic granular cytoplasm because they contain numerous ribosomes, which contain large doses of proteins responsible for peptin secretion.
The degree of degraded peptin under the influence of enzymes is determined with the formula: