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protease definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis [syn: protease, peptidase, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1903 any of numerous enzymes that hydrolyze proteins and are classified according to the most prominent functional group (as serine or cysteine) at the active site called also proteinase

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any enzyme able to hydrolyse proteins and peptides by proteolysis. Etymology: PROTEIN + -ASE



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