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3 definitions found
 for Rennet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rennet \Ren"net\ (r?n"n?t), n. [F. rainette, reinette, perhaps
     fr. raine a tree frog, L. rana, because it is spotted like
     this kind of frog. Cf. Ranunculus.] (Bot.)
     A name of many different kinds of apples. Cf. Reinette.
     --Mortimer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rennet
      n 1: a substance that curdles milk in making cheese and junket

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