Definitions for "Papain"
A proteolytic ferment, like trypsin, present in the juice of the green fruit of the papaw (Carica Papaya) of tropical America.
A protease enzyme derived from the papaya plant; one of the first contact lens enzyme cleaners.
Breaks down large peptide proteins into smaller proteins.
As A Treatment"...There are many topical uses for papain (wound debridement, face creams etc), although severe irritation to the skin is not uncommon..."