erepsin


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erepsin

(ĭ-rĕp′sən)
n.
A mixture of enzymes present in intestinal juices that functions in the breakdown of polypeptides.
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erepsin

a mixture of PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES secreted by the small intestine of mammals.
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