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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
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Origin of PROTEASE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1903
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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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