streptokinase

noun
strep·​to·​ki·​nase | \ ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce streptokinase (audio) , -ˌnāz \

Definition of streptokinase

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

First Known Use of streptokinase

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Streptokinase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptokinase. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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streptokinase

noun
strep·​to·​ki·​nase | \ ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce streptokinase (audio) \

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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