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trypsin

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Noun
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tryp=sin

CIDE DICTIONARY

trypsinn. [Gr. a rubbing, fr. to rub, grind. So called because it causes protein to break up or to fall apart.].
     A proteolytic enzyme present in the pancreatic juice. Unlike the pepsin of the gastric juice, it acts in a neutral or alkaline fluid, and not only converts the albuminous matter of the food into soluble peptones, but also, in part, into leucin and tyrosin.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

trypsin, n. a digestive enzyme acting on proteins and present in the pancreatic juice.

Derivative
tryptic adj.
Etymology
Gk tripsis friction f. tribo rub (because it was first obtained by rubbing down the pancreas with glycerine)

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