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elastase

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noun elas·tase \i-ˈlas-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of elastase

  1. :  an enzyme especially of pancreatic juice that digests elastin



Origin and Etymology of elastase

elastin + -ase


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

elastase

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noun elas·tase \i-ˈlas-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Medical Definition of elastase

  1. :  an enzyme especially of pancreatic juice that digests elastin




Learn More about elastase

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of elastase Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about elastase


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