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col·lag·e·nase(kə-lăj′ə-nās′, -nāz′, kŏl′ə-jə-)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme that decomposes collagen
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|Noun||1.||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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