collagenase

play
noun col·la·ge·nase \kə-ˈla-jə-ˌnās, ˈkä-lə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

Definition of collagenase

  1. :  any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that decompose collagen and gelatin

1926

First Known Use of collagenase

1926


Medical Dictionary

collagenase

play play
noun col·la·ge·nase \kə-ˈlaj-ə-ˌnās, ˈkäl-ə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of collagenase

  1. :  any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that decompose collagen and gelatin


Learn More about collagenase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up collagenase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

sparing in use of food or drink

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • The month of December comes from a Latin word that referred to which month of the year?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ