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proteinase

[proh-tee-neys, -neyz, -tee-i-] /ˈproʊ tiˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, -ti ɪ-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a group of enzymes that are capable of hydrolyzing proteins.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; protein + -ase
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proteinase

/ˈprəʊtɪˌneɪs; -ˌneɪz/
noun
1.
another name for endopeptidase
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proteinases' in Medicine

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