bromelain(redirected from bomelin)
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bro·me·lain(brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also bro·me·lin (-lən)
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.
[New Latin Bromel(ia), former pineapple genus; see bromeliad + (pap)ain.]
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme derived from pineapple, used as an anti-inflammatory agent in homeopathy and as a meat tenderizer in the food industry
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