from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A proteolytic enzyme that is produced by hemolytic streptococci, is capable of converting plasminogen to plasmin, and is used medically to dissolve blood clots.
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- n. Any of a class of enzymes that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin and are used to dissolve blood clots
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- n. an enzyme produced by some strains of streptococcus that can liquefy blood clots by converting plasminogen to plasmin; used medicinally in some cases of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism
strepto- + kinase (Wiktionary)