digestive enzyme(redirected from Gastric enzyme)
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Etymology: L, digerere, to break down; Gk, en + zyme, ferment
any digestive system enzyme that hydrolyzes fats, proteins, or carbohydrates for absorption.
di·ges·tive en·zyme(dī-jestiv enzīm)
One that break down carbohydrates, protein, and fats from ingested foods.
Any enzyme involved in digestive processes in the alimentary canal.
See also: enzyme