[proh-tee-neys, -neyz, -tee-i-]
any of a group of enzymes that are capable of hydrolyzing proteins.
Origin of proteinase
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A protease that begins the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins usually by splitting them into polypeptide chains.
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A protease that begins the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins, usually by splitting them into polypeptide chains.
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