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Medical Term:

Clostridium histolyticum collagenase

Pronunciation: klos-trid'e-um his'to-lit'i-kum ko-lah'jen-as

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of collagen, preferentially at peptide bonds on the amino side of a glycylprolyl sequence.

Synonym(s): clostridiopeptidase A, collagenase A, collagenase I, microbial collagenase

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