pepsin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pep'sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- an enzyme, produced in the stomach, that in the presence of hydrochloric acid splits proteins into proteoses and peptones.
- a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the stomachs of hogs, used as a digestive, as a ferment in the manufacture of cheese, etc.
- pepsin (Thesaurus)