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A mixture of enzymes present in intestinal juices that functions in the breakdown of polypeptides.

[Latin ēripere, to snatch away (ē-, ex-, ex- + rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots) + (p)epsin.]


(Physiology) a mixture of proteolytic enzymes secreted by the small intestine
[C20 er-, from Latin ēripere to snatch (from rapere to seize) + (p)epsin]
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Trypsin and chymotrypsin activities were 6-fold of the summation of a-amylase, lactase as well as lipase, and erepsin secreted by small intestine epithelia, so the digestibility of protein was very strong.
Digestion: Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps in protein digestion.