Definitions for Proteaseˈproʊ tiˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•te•aseˈproʊ tiˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz(n.)

  1. any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic degradation of proteins or polypeptides to smaller amino acid polymers.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of protease:

1900–05; prote (in ) + -ase

Princeton's WordNet

  1. protease, peptidase, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme(noun)

    any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis

Wiktionary

  1. protease(Noun)

    An enzyme that cuts or cleaves proteins.

  2. Origin: From protein + -ase.

Freebase

  1. Protease

    A protease is any enzyme that conducts proteolysis, that is, begins protein catabolism by hydrolysis of the peptide bonds that link amino acids together in the polypeptide chain forming the protein.

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