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 (kə-lăj′ə-nās′, -nāz′, kŏl′ə-jə-)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin.


(Biochemistry) an enzyme that decomposes collagen
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Noun1.collagenase - any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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Senior authors on the article, titled "Expression of Neutrophil Collagenase (Matrix Metalloproteinase-8) in Human Atheroma," are Peter Libby, M.
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