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proteinase

[ proh-tee-neys, -neyz, -tee-i- ]
/ ˈproʊ tiˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, -ti ɪ- /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of enzymes that are capable of hydrolyzing proteins.
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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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Scientific 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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