HyperDic: pepsin

English > 1 sense of the word pepsin:
NOUNsubstancepepsinan enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
English > pepsin: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones.
BroaderenzymeAny of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Substance ofgastric juice, gastric aciddigestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
Spanishpepsina
Catalanpepsina
Adjectivespepticrelating to or promoting digestion

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