[ih-las-teys, -taz]
noun Biochemistry.
a pancreatic protease that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin and other related proteins to polypeptides and amino acids.

1945–50; elast(in) + -ase

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elastase (ɪˈlæsteɪs)
an enzyme that digests elastin

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elastase e·las·tase (ĭ-lās'tās', -tāz')
An enzyme found especially in pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin.

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