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Pronunciation: strep'to-ki'nas

Definition: an extracellular protein produced by certain streptococci that binds to plasminogen and activates its conversion to plasmin; it has no enzyme activity of its own.

Synonym(s): plasminokinase, streptococcal fibrinolysin

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