Meaning of bromelain

bro•me•lain

Pronunciation: (brō'mu-lun, -lān"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an enzyme, found in pineapple, that breaks down protein and is used as a meat tenderizer. Cf. papain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.