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[pep-sin-uh-juh n, -jen] /pɛpˈsɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/

noun, Biochemistry.
crystals, occurring in the gastric glands, that during digestion are converted into .
the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach

pepsinogen pep·sin·o·gen (pěp-sĭn’ə-jən)
The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in the chief cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid during digestion. Also called propepsin.


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