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Medical Term:

trypsin inhibitor


  1. a peptide formed from trypsinogen through hydrolysis under the catalytic influence of enteropeptidase, with trypsin also produced as a result; so called because the peptide masks or inhibits the active site of the trypsin molecule;
  2. one of the polypeptides, from various sources (human and bovine colostrum, soybeans, egg white), that inhibit the action of trypsin.
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