elastase

noun
elas·​tase | \ i-ˈla-ˌstās How to pronounce elastase (audio) , -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 How to pronounce elastase (audio) \

Medical Definition of elastase

: an enzyme especially of pancreatic juice that digests elastin

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