collagenase

[ kə-lăjə-nās′, -nāz′, kŏlə-jə- ]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin.

Nearby words

  1. collage,
  2. collagen,
  3. collagen disease,
  4. collagen fiber,
  5. collagen injection,
  6. collagenation,
  7. collagenic,
  8. collagenolytic,
  9. collagenosis,
  10. collagenous


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