Definition of met-enkephalin in US English:

met-enkephalin

(also metenkephalin)

noun

Biochemistry
  • The enkephalin that terminates in a methionine residue.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From Met + enkephalin, after French met-enképhaline.

Pronunciation

met-enkephalin

/ˌmɛtɛnˈkɛfəlɪn/