pepsinogen [pep-sin-uh-juh n, -jen] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. crystals, occurring in the gastric glands, that during digestion are converted into pepsin.

Origin of pepsinogen First recorded in 1875–80; pepsin + -o- + -gen Related formspep·si·no·gen·ic [pep-suh-noh-jen-ik] /ˌpɛp sə noʊˈdʒɛn ɪk/, pep·si·nog·e·nous [pep-suh-noj-uh-nuh s] /ˌpɛp səˈnɒdʒ ə nəs/, adjective British Dictionary definitions for pepsinogen pepsinogen noun

  1. the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach

pepsinogen in Medicine pepsinogen [pĕp-sĭn′ə-jən] n.

  1. The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in the chief cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid during digestion.propepsin

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