digestive enzyme


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di·ges·tive en·zyme

(dī-jestiv enzīm)
One that break down carbohydrates, protein, and fats from ingested foods.
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digestive enzyme

Any enzyme involved in digestive processes in the alimentary canal.
See also: enzyme
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