[ trip] ′sin trypsin definition by Webster's New World
noun a proteolytic enzyme in the pancreatic juice that hydrolyzes proteins to smaller polypeptides any of several similar enzymes Origin: German probably ; from Classical Greek tryein, to wear away (see trite) plush German (pe)psin: see pepsin Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
trypsin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A pancreatic enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to form smaller polypeptide units.
Origin: Perhaps Greek trīpsis, a rubbing (from its having been first obtained by rubbing a pancreas with glycerin), from trībein, to rub; see terə- 1 in Indo-European roots + -in. Related Forms: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. trypsin - Medical Definition
An enzyme of pancreatic juice that hydrolyzes proteins into smaller polypeptide units.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. trypsin - Science Definition
An enzyme that aids digestion by breaking down proteins. It is produced by the pancreas and secreted into the small intestine, where it catalyzes the cleavage of peptide bonds connecting arginine or lysine to other amino acids.