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An enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of hyaluronic acid in the body, thereby increasing tissue permeability to fluids. Also called spreading factor.
(Biochemistry) an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, thus decreasing the viscosity of the medium containing the acid
[C20: hyalo- + Greek ouron urine + -id3 + -ase]
hy•a•lu•ron•i•dase(ˌhaɪ ə lʊˈrɒn ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)
an enzyme that decreases viscosity in the tissue spaces of the body by breaking down hyaluronic acid: used as an ingredient for diffusing injected drugs.
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|Noun||1.||hyaluronidase - an enzyme (trade name Hyazyme) that splits hyaluronic acid and so lowers its viscosity and increases the permeability of connective tissue and the absorption of fluids|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions