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Medical Term:

kinase

Pronunciation: ki'nas

Definition:

  1. Enzyme that catalyzes conversion of a proenzyme to an active one (enteropeptidase [enterokinase]). Important in salvage and recycling of nucleotides. Some antiviral agents work by inactivating viral or tumor kinases
  2. Suffix attached to some enzymes to indicate transformation.
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