a city in and the capital of Ille-et-Vilaine, in NW France: former capital of Brittany; scene of trial of Alfred Dreyfus, 1899.
[eel-e-vee-len] /il ɛ viˈlɛn/
a department in W France. 2700 sq. mi. (7000 sq. km).
a city in NW France: the ancient capital of Brittany. Pop: 206 229 (1999)
a department of NW France, in E Brittany. Capital: Rennes. Pop: 894 625 (2003 est). Area: 6992 sq km (2727 sq miles)
noun 1. the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals. 2. the rennin-containing substance from the stomach of the calf. 3. a preparation or extract of the rennet membrane, used to curdle milk, as in making cheese, junket, etc. noun 1. the membrane lining […]
noun 1. John, 1761–1821, Scottish engineer. noun 1. John. 1761–1821, British civil engineer who designed bridges, canals, docks, and harbours, including three London bridges and the London and East India docks
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a coagulating enzyme occurring in the gastric juice of the calf, forming the active principle of rennet and able to curdle milk. noun 1. an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice and is a constituent of rennet. It coagulates milk by converting caseinogen to casein Also called chymosin rennin ren·nin (rěn’ĭn) n. […]
renninogen ren·nin·o·gen (rě-nĭn’ə-jən) or ren·no·gen (rěn’ə-jən, -jěn’) n. See prochymosin.