protease

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a digestive enzyme which breaks down proteins in food

Food

  • A specialized group of enzymes which attack the peptide links (i.e. between the amino acids) in proteins causing a variety of changes including complete digestion of proteins to amino acids. Used in brewing, baking, cheese making and for flavour enhancement and meat tenderization.

Medical

  • noun a digestive enzyme which breaks down protein in food by splitting the peptide link.
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