proteolysin

noun
pro·​te·​ol·​y·​sin | \ ˌprōt-ē-ˈäl-ə-sən How to pronounce proteolysin (audio) , -ē-ə-ˈlīs-ᵊn How to pronounce proteolysin (audio) \

Medical Definition of proteolysin

: a lysin (as an enzyme) producing proteolysis

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“Proteolysin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proteolysin. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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