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cal·pain

 (kăl′pān′)
n.
A proteolytic enzyme regulated by the concentration of calcium ions.

[Probably cal(cium) + p(rote)a(se) + -in.]
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calpain

(ˈkælpeɪn)
n
any of various enzymes in mammals and other organisms that are involved in the proteolysis of endogenous proteins and are regulated by the concentration of calcium ions
[C20: from cal(modulin) + (pa)pain]
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