metalloproteinase

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me·tal·lo·pro·tein·ase

 (mĭ-tăl′ə-prōt′n-ās′, -āz′, -prō′tē-nās′, -nāz′)
n.
Any of a group of proteolytic enzymes whose catalytic activity depends on the presence of a metal ion in the active site, especially any of those (called "matrix metalloproteinases") that degrade proteins in the extracellular matrix.
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