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collagenase col·lag·e·nase (kə-lāj'ə-nās', -nāz', kŏl'ə-jə-)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin.

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  • See also collagenase, the enzyme involved in collagen breakdown and remodelling.

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