hyaluronidase definition by Webster's New World
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an enzyme that inactivates hyaluronic acid by breaking down its polymeric structure, thus promoting the diffusion of substances through tissues: found in sperm cells, certain venoms and bacteria, etc.
Origin: ; from hyaluronic acid plush -id(e) plush -ase
hyaluronidase definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of hyaluronic acid in the body, thereby increasing tissue permeability to fluids. Also called spreading factor.
hyaluronidase - Medical Definition
Any of three enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of hyaluronic acid, thus increasing tissue permeability to fluids. One or more of these enzymes occur in the testes and in spermatozoa.