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pepsinogen

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  • precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach (noun.substance)
    source: wordnet30
  • The antecedent of the ferment pepsin. A substance contained in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called propepsin. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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