elastase

noun
elas·​tase | \i-ˈla-ˌstās, -ˌstāz\

Definition of elastase 

: an enzyme especially of pancreatic juice that digests elastin

First Known Use of elastase

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elastase

elastin + -ase

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elastase

noun
elas·​tase | \i-ˈlas-ˌtās, -ˌtāz \

Medical Definition of elastase 

: an enzyme especially of pancreatic juice that digests elastin

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