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Noun: proteinase  'prow-ti,neyz
  1. Any enzyme that catalyses the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
    - protease, peptidase, proteolytic enzyme

Derived forms: proteinases

Type of: enzyme

Encyclopedia: Proteinase