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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n papain a proteolytic enzyme obtained from the unripe papaya; used as a meat tenderizer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Papain (Physiol. Chem) A proteolytic ferment, like trypsin, present in the juice of the green fruit of the papaw (Carica Papaya) of tropical America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n papain A proteolytic ferment obtained from the half-ripe fruit of the papaw-tree, Carica papaya. It differs from pepsin in that its proteolytic action goes on in neutral or alkaline solutions as well as in acid solutions. Also papayin, papayotin, and caricin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Papain pä′pa-in a nitrogenous body, isolated from the juice of the papaw, one of the digestive ferments applied in some cases of dyspepsia, either internally or for the predigestion of food.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Papaw


In literature:

Several writers claim good results with glycerole of papain, pricking it in in the same manner as in tattooing.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon

In news:

The papaya is the fruit of the large Carica Papaya herb that, along with its enzyme called papain, are used in many skin care and repair products.