keratinase

noun

ker·​a·​tin·​ase ˈker-ət-ə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce keratinase (audio)
: a proteolytic enzyme that digests keratin, is present in keratin-consuming organisms (as clothes moth larvae), and is used in depilatories

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“Keratinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/keratinase. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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