streptokinase

noun

strep·​to·​ki·​nase ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce streptokinase (audio)
-ˌnāz
: a proteolytic enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that promotes the dissolution of blood clots by activating plasminogen to produce plasmin

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of streptokinase was in 1944

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“Streptokinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptokinase. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

streptokinase

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