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elastase

[ih-las-teys, -taz] /ɪˈlæs teɪs, -tæz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a pancreatic protease that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin and other related proteins to polypeptides and amino acids.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; elast(in) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for elastase

elastase

/ɪˈlæsteɪs/
noun
1.
an enzyme that digests elastin
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elastase in Medicine

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

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