Definitions for coagulasekoʊˈæg yəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
co•ag•u•lasekoʊˈæg yəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz(n.)
an enzyme that causes coagulation, esp. of the blood.
Origin of coagulase:
an enzyme that induces coagulation
Any enzyme that induces coagulation
Specifically, the enzyme produced by various Staphylococcus species that converts fibrinogen to fibrin
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Enzymes that cause coagulation in plasma by forming a complex with human PROTHROMBIN. Coagulases are produced by certain STAPHYLOCOCCUS and YERSINIA PESTIS. Staphylococci produce two types of coagulase: Staphylocoagulase, a free coagulase that produces true clotting of plasma, and Staphylococcal clumping factor, a bound coagulase in the cell wall that induces clumping of cells in the presence of fibrinogen.