Bromelain definition

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A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.
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A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.
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(biochemistry) Either of two proteolytic enzymes, found in pineapples, that are used as meat tenderizers.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bromelain
Plural:
bromelains

Origin of bromelain

  • New Latin Bromel(ia) former pineapple genus bromeliad (pap)ain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition