streptokinase

noun
strep·to·ki·nase | \ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of streptokinase 

: a proteolytic enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that promotes the dissolution of blood clots by activating plasminogen to produce plasmin

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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streptokinase

noun
strep·to·ki·nase | \ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of streptokinase 

: a proteolytic enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that promotes the dissolution of blood clots by activating plasminogen to produce plasmin — see varidase

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