enterokinase

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n enterokinase enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enterokinase A kinase found in the intestinal mucous membrane, which renders the pancreatic trypsin physiologically active. Similar bodies probably occur elsewhere in the mammalian organism, and have also been noted in bacteria and in snake-venom.
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