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protease

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noun pro·te·ase \ˈprō-tē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of protease

  1. :  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 and Etymology of protease

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1903


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protease

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noun pro·te·ase \ˈprōt-ē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of protease

  1. :  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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