Definitions for proteaseˈproʊ tiˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz

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  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

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  1. protease(Noun)

    An enzyme that cuts or cleaves proteins.

  2. Origin: From protein + -ase.

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  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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