Ficain | definition of ficain by Medical dictionary
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1. A cysteine endopeptidase isolated from figs (Ficus carica, F. globata, and F. doliaria); used in industry as a protein digestant; ficin has a wide specificity for protein substrates; an anthelmintic.
The crude dried latex from Ficus
spp. Synonym(s): ficain
ficain /fi·cain/ (fi´kān) an enzyme derived from the sap of fig trees that catalyzes the cleavage of specific bonds in proteins; it enhances the agglutination of red blood cells with IgG antibodies and is therefore used in the determination of the Rh factor.