Meaning of rennet

ren•net

Pronunciation: (ren'it), [key]
— n.
  1. the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals.
  2. the rennin-containing substance from the stomach of the calf.
  3. a preparation or extract of the rennet membrane, used to curdle milk, as in making cheese, junket, etc.
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