papainase

noun
pa·​pa·​in·​ase | \ pə-ˈpā-ə-ˌnās How to pronounce papainase (audio) , pə-ˈpī-ə- How to pronounce papainase (audio) , -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of papainase

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/papainase. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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