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Pronunciation: fi'sin


  1. A cysteine endopeptidase isolated from figs (Ficus carica, F. globata, and F. doliaria); used in industry as a protein digestant; ficin has a wide specificity for protein substrates; an anthelmintic.
  2. The crude dried latex from Ficus spp.

Synonym(s): ficain

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