thermolysin

noun

ther·​mol·​y·​sin thər-ˈmäl-ə-sən How to pronounce thermolysin (audio)
: a zinc-containing microbial enzyme that is used to catalyze the hydrolysis of proteins especially when it is desired to keep the disulfide bonds intact

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“Thermolysin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thermolysin. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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