protease

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pro·te·ase

noun \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

pro·te·ase

noun \ˈprōt-ē-ˌās, -ˌāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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