Pepsinogen

/pɛpˈsɪnədʒ(ə)n/

Origin

First recorded in 1875–80; pepsin + -o- + -gen (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Pepsinogen

Pepsinogen

noun

  1. crystals, occurring in the gastric glands, that during digestion are converted into pepsin.
  2. the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach

dictionary.com

Pepsinogen

n.

  1. The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in the chief cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid during digestion.propepsin

dictionary.com

Pepsinogen

noun

  1. A substance which is secreted by the stomach wall and converted into the enzyme pepsin by gastric acid.

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Pepsinogen

noun

  1. : a granular zymogen of the gastric glands that is readily converted into pepsin in a slightly acid medium

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Nearby words

peppery , peppy , pepsin , pepsin a , pepsinate , peptalk , peptic , peptic cell , peptic digestion , peptic esophagitis

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