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The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by autocatalysis in the presence of hydrochloric acid.
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(Biochemistry) the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach
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pep•sin•o•gen(pɛpˈsɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)
a crystalline proenzyme of the gastric glands, converted to pepsin during digestion.
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|Noun||1.||pepsinogen - precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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