Definition of acrosin in English:

acrosin

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme found in the acrosomes of mammalian spermatozoa, which is thought to facilitate penetration of the ovum at fertilization by digesting its outer glycoprotein coat.

Origin

1970s. From acros- + -in.

Pronunciation:

acrosin

/ˈakrəsɪn/