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en·ter·o·ki·nase(ĕn′tə-rō-kī′nās′, -nāz′, -kĭn′ās′, -āz′)
An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of trypsinogen to trypsin. Also called enteropeptidase.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme in intestinal juice that converts trypsinogen to trypsin
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en•ter•o•ki•nase(ˌɛn tə roʊˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, -ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz)
an enzyme of the intestinal mucosa that promotes the conversion of trypsinogen into trypsin.
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|Noun||1.||enterokinase - enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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