proteinases

proteinase

[proh-tee-neys, -neyz, -tee-i-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of enzymes that are capable of hydrolyzing proteins.

Origin:
1925–30; protein + -ase

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proteinase (ˈprəʊtɪˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz)
 
n
another name for endopeptidase

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proteinase pro·tein·ase (prōt'n-ās', -āz', prō'tē-nās', -nāz')
n.
A protease that begins the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins usually by splitting them into polypeptide chains.

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proteinase   (prōt'n-ās')  Pronunciation Key 
A protease that begins the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins, usually by splitting them into polypeptide chains.
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