proteinase

[ proh-tee-neys, -neyz, -tee-i- ]
/ ˈproʊ tiˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, -ti ɪ- /

noun Biochemistry.

any of a group of enzymes that are capable of hydrolyzing proteins.

Nearby words

  1. protein structure,
  2. protein synthesis,
  3. protein-bound iodine,
  4. protein-bound iodine test,
  5. protein-losing enteropathy,
  6. proteinoid,
  7. proteinosis,
  8. proteins,
  9. proteinuria,
  10. protend

Origin of proteinase

First recorded in 1925–30; protein + -ase

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British Dictionary definitions for proteinase

proteinase

/ (ˈprəʊtɪˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz) /

noun

another name for endopeptidase
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Medicine definitions for proteinase

proteinase

[ prōtn-ās′, -āz′ ]

n.

A protease that begins the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins usually by splitting them into polypeptide chains.

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Science definitions for proteinase

proteinase

[ prōtn-ās′ ]

A protease that begins the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins, usually by splitting them into polypeptide chains.
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