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protease

noun pro·te·ase \ˈprō-tē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of PROTEASE

:  any of numerous enzymes that hydrolyze proteins and are classified according to the most prominent functional group (as serine or cysteine) at the active site —called also proteinase

Origin of PROTEASE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1903
Medical Dictionary

protease

noun pro·te·ase \ˈprōt-ē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of PROTEASE

:  any of numerous enzymes that hydrolyze proteins and are classified according to the most prominent functional group (as serine or cysteine) at the active site—called also proteinase; compare peptidase

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