bromelain(redirected from Bromelain (stem))
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any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of specific bonds in proteins. Different forms are derived from the fruit (fruit b.) and stem (stem b.) of the pineapple plant, Ananas comosus. As the concentrate bromelains, it is used as an antiinflammatory agent.
bro·me·lain, bromelin (brō'mĕ-lān, -lin),
One of a group of peptide hydrolases, all thiol proteinases, obtained from pineapple stems and fruit; used in tenderizing meats and in producing hydrolysates of proteins; orally administered in the treatment of inflammation and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury.
bromelain(brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.