chymosin

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chy·mo·sin

 (kī′mə-sĭn)
n.
See rennin.

chymosin

(ˈkaɪməsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) another name for rennin
[C20: from chyme + -ose2 + -in]
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Noun1.chymosin - an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
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
coagulase - an enzyme that induces coagulation
rennet - a substance that curdles milk in making cheese and junket