proteinase

[ proh-tee-neys, -neyz, -tee-i- ]

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

Origin of proteinase

1
First recorded in 1925–30; protein + -ase

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British Dictionary definitions for proteinase

proteinase

/ (ˈprəʊtɪˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz) /


noun
  1. another name for endopeptidase

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Scientific definitions for proteinase

proteinase

[ prōtn-ās′ ]


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

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