1. trypsinogen

noun. inactive precursor of trypsin; a substance secreted by the pancreas and converted to active trypsin by enterokinase in the small intestine.

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Example sentences of the word trypsinogen

1. Noun, singular or mass
Some people are born with mutations in a portion of the genetic material that codes for trypsinogen production in the pancreas.

2. Adjective
Once activated, trypsin then activates other trypsinogen pre-enzymes into trypsin, and also activates chymotrypsinogen into chymotrypsin.