Elastase definition

ĭ-lăstās, -tāz
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of elastin, especially one that is found in pancreatic juice.
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Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of elastin, especially one that is found in pancreatic juice.
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An enzyme, produced esp. in the pancreas, that digests elastin.
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Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of elastin, especially one that is found in pancreatic juice.
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An endopeptidase enzyme involved in the breakdown of elastin.
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Noun

Singular:
elastase
Plural:
elastases