noun. inactive precursor of trypsin; a substance secreted by the pancreas and converted to active trypsin by enterokinase in the small intestine.
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.
Once activated, trypsin then activates other trypsinogen pre-enzymes into trypsin, and also activates chymotrypsinogen into chymotrypsin.