Coagulase meaning

kō-ăgyə-lās, -lāz
Any of various enzymes, such as rennin or thrombin, that induce coagulation.
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An enzyme produced by certain bacteria, which causes coagulation of blood plasma.
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Any of various enzymes, such as rennin or thrombin, that induce coagulation.
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(biochemistry) Any enzyme that induces coagulation.
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(biochemistry) Specifically, the enzyme produced by various Staphylococcus species that converts fibrinogen to fibrin.
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Origin of coagulase

  • coagul(ate) –ase

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of coagulation and -ase

    From Wiktionary