noun. ['ˈproʊtiːˌeɪz'] any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis.
- angiotensin converting enzyme
- angiotensin-converting enzyme
- plasminogen activator
Words that Rhyme with Protease
Example sentences of the word protease
1. Noun, singular or mass
Rye flour is also rich in protease.
According to the University of Nebraska, some manufacturers use protease enzymes in their stain-removing products.