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protease (n.)

type of enzyme, 1898, from protein + -ase. Related: Proteolysis.

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Definitions of protease from WordNet

protease (n.)
any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis;
Synonyms: peptidase / proteinase / proteolytic enzyme
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