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trypsin

Pronunciation: trip'sin

Definition: A proteolytic enzyme formed in the small intestine from trypsinogen by the action of enteropeptidase; a serine proteinase that hydrolyzes peptides, amides, esters, etc., at bonds of the carboxyl groups of l-arginyl or l-lysyl residues; it also produces the meromyosins.

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