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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a class of enzymes that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin and are used to dissolve blood clots

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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