protease etymology

English word protease comes from English -ase (Used to form the names of enzymes.), English protein

Detailed word origin of protease

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
protein English (eng) (biochemistry) Any of numerous large, complex naturally-produced molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids, in which the amino acid groups are held together by peptide bonds.. (nutrition) One of three major classes of food or source of food energy (4 kcal/gram) abundant in animal-derived foods (ie: meat) and some vegetables, such as legumes. see carbohydrate and fat for [...]
protease English (eng) (enzyme) An enzyme that cuts or cleaves proteins.

Words with the same origin as protease

Descendants of -ase
agarase aldoketomutase allantoinase amidohydrolase aminomutase aspartase cellulase chitosanase chloroperoxidase dihydrolase dinitrogenase elongase flippase galactanase ginsenosidase hexosaminidase homocysteinase keratanase myrosinase permease pseudoprotease tannase telomerase uricase
Descendants of protein
antiprotease apheliotropic apobaramin apocenter apocodeine apoenzyme apoferment apofocus apomeiosis apomorph apomyoglobin apophallation aposematic aposporous chemical proteomics endoprotease exoprotease exoproteome immunoproteomics interprotomer microproteomics protomer subapocarpous