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Definition of protease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

protease

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊtieɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊtieɪz//
 
(biology)
 
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a substance in the body that breaks down proteins and peptides Word Origin early 20th cent.: from protein + -ase.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: protease