Protease Definition

prōtē-ās, -āz
proteases
noun
proteases
Any hydrolase enzyme, as pepsin or trypsin, that acts as a catalyst in chemical reactions in which a protein is broken down by hydrolysis.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Protease

Noun

Singular:
protease
Plural:
proteases

Origin of Protease

  • From prote(in) + -ase.

    From Wiktionary

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