from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The milk-curdling ferment of the gastric juice. Also called rennin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry The proteolytic enzyme rennin

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[chym(e) + –os(e) + –in.]


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  • "The milk-curdling ferment of the gastric juice." --CD

    April 14, 2011