pepsinogen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pepsinogen precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pepsinogen (Physiol. Chem) A proenzyme, the antecedent of the enzyme pepsin. A substance contained in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called propepsin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pepsinogen The inactive mother-substance of pepsin. It is transformed into the latter by the hydrochloric acid of the gastric juice.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pepsin, + -gen,