staphylokinase

[ stăf′ə-lō-kīnās′, -nāz′, -kĭnās′, -āz′ ]

n.

A enzyme from Staphylococcus aureus that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin.

Nearby words

  1. staphylococcus aureus,
  2. staphylococcus pyogenes albus,
  3. staphyloderma,
  4. staphylodermatitis,
  5. staphylodialysis,
  6. staphylolysin,
  7. staphyloma,
  8. staphylomatous,
  9. staphyloncus,
  10. staphylopharyngorrhaphy


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