enterokinase definition by Webster's New World
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an enzyme produced by the small intestine that transforms trypsinogen into trypsin
Origin: German ; from entero-, entero- plush kinase ; from kin(etisch), kinetic plush -ase, -ase
enterokinase definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of trypsinogen to trypsin.
enterokinase - Medical Definition
An enzyme secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa that catalyzes the conversion of the inactive trypsinogen to trypsin. Also called enteropeptidase.