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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones.

Usage examples (27)
  • Alcohol coagulates the pepsin, which is the dissolving element in this important gastric fluid.
  • However, except for some of the originally studied enzymes (such as pepsin and trypsin), a convention has been adopted to name enzymes.
  • “But, Mme. Octave, it is not time for your pepsin,”
  • Without pepsin the digestion of meat is drastically reduced. for more
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