elastase


elas·tase

noun \i-ˈlas-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of ELASTASE

:  an enzyme especially of pancreatic juice that digests elastin

Origin of ELASTASE

elastin + -ase
First Known Use: 1949

elas·tase

noun \i-ˈlas-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELASTASE

: an enzyme especially of pancreatic juice that digests elastin

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