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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kahy-moh-trip-sin]
    • /ˌkaɪ moʊˈtrɪp sɪn/
    • /tʃˈaɪmətrˌɪpsɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahy-moh-trip-sin]
    • /ˌkaɪ moʊˈtrɪp sɪn/

Definitions of chymotrypsin word

  • noun chymotrypsin a powerful proteolytic enzyme secreted from the pancreas in the form of chymotrypsinogen, being converted to the active form by trypsin 3
  • noun chymotrypsin a pancreatic enzyme that is important in the digestion of proteins in the intestines 3
  • noun chymotrypsin a proteolytic enzyme, found in pancreatic juice, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins into polypeptides and amino acids. 1
  • noun chymotrypsin An endopeptidase enzyme that cleaves peptides at the carboxyl side of tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine amino acids. 0

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Origin of chymotrypsin

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; chyme + -o- + trypsin

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chymotrypsin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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