: any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that decompose collagen and gelatin
Examples of collagenase in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebFor example, the sun causes certain genes to product collagenase, an enzyme that degrades collagen in your skin.
Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, 27 Apr. 2018 Retinoids block the production of collagenase and turn on the genes that make your skin produce collagen.
Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, 27 Apr. 2018
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