Medical Term:

chymosin

Pronunciation: kī′mō-sin

Definition: An aspartic proteinase structurally homologous with pepsin, formed from prochymosin; the milk-curdling enzyme obtained from the glandular layer of the stomach of the calf. Acts on a single peptide bond (—Phe—Met—) in κ-casein.

Synonym(s): chymase, pexin, rennase, rennet, rennin

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