pa·​pa·​in·​ase pə-ˈpā-ə-ˌnās How to pronounce papainase (audio) pə-ˈpī-ə- How to pronounce papainase (audio)
: any of several proteases (as papain, ficin, and bromelain) that are found in plants, are activated by reducing agents (as cysteine or glutathione), and are inactivated by oxidizing agents (as hydrogen peroxide or iodine) toward which other proteases are stable

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“Papainase.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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