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pa•pa•in



Pronunciation: (pu-pā'in, -pī'in), [key]
n.
1. Biochem.a proteolytic enzyme found in the fruit of the papaya tree, Carica papaya.
2. Pharm.a commercial preparation of this used as a meat tenderizer and in medicine as a digestant.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Papagopapal
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