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rennin (chymosin) An enzyme secreted by cells lining the stomach in mammals that is responsible for clotting milk. It acts on a soluble milk protein (caseinogen), which it converts to the insoluble form casein. This ensures that milk remains in the stomach long enough to be acted on by protein-digesting enzymes.

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rennin (ren-in) n. an enzyme produced in the stomach that coagulates milk. It converts caseinogen (milk protein) into insoluble casein in the presence of calcium ions. This ensures that the milk remains in the stomach, exposed to protein-digesting enzymes, for as long as possible.

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rennin A protease enzyme, found in the abomasum fourth stomach) of ruminants, which causes curdling of milk through the conversion of the soluble protein caseinogen to the insoluble casein. This is then attacked by the enzyme pepsin.

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chymosin

chymosin Enzyme in the abomasum of calves and the stomach of human infants which clots milk by precipitation of the casein. Also known as rennin. Biosynthetic chymosin is used in cheese making (vegetable rennet). See also cheese.

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ren·nin / ˈrenin/ • n. an enzyme secreted into the stomach of unweaned mammals, and in some lower animals and plants, causing the curdling of milk.

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rennin

rennin: see rennet.

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rennin

rennin See chymosin.

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chymosin

chymosin See rennin.

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