Definition of activase in English:

activase

noun

Biochemistry
  • 1An enzyme that activates another substance, especially an inactive enzyme.

  • 2With capital initial. A trademark for: the plasminogen activator alteplase.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From activ- + -ase, after German Aktivase.

Pronunciation:

activase

/ˈaktɪveɪz/