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urokinase

[ yoor-uh-kahy-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz /
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noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
an enzyme, present in the blood and urine of mammals, that activates plasminogen and is used medicinally to dissolve blood clots.
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Origin of urokinase

First recorded in 1955–60; uro-1 + kinase
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