Cheese rennet
Rennet Ren"net, n. [AS. rinnan, rennan, to run, cf. gerinnan to curdle, coagulate. [root]11. See {Run}, v.] 1. The inner, or mucous, membrane of the fourth stomach of the calf, or other young ruminant. [1913 Webster]

2. an infusion or preparation of the calf stomach lining, used for coagulating milk. The active principle in this coagulating action is the enzyme {rennin}. [Written also {runnet}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Cheese rennet}. (Bot.) See under {Cheese}.

{Rennet ferment} (Physiol. Chem.), the enzyme {rennin}, present in rennet and in variable quantity in the gastric juice of most animals, which has the power of curdling milk. The enzyme presumably acts by changing the casein of milk from a soluble to an insoluble form.

{Rennet stomach} (Anat.), the fourth stomach, or abomasum, of ruminants. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Cheese rennet — Cheese Cheese (ch[=e]z), n. [OE. chese, AS. c[=e]se, fr. L. caseus, LL. casius. Cf. {Casein}.] 1. The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet, separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in a hoop or mold. [1913 Webster] 2. A mass …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Rennet — (pronEng|ˈrɛnɪt) is a natural complex of enzymes produced in any mammalian stomach to digest the mother s milk, and often used in the production of cheese. Rennet contains a proteolytic enzyme (protease) that coagulates the milk, causing it to… …   Wikipedia

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