Definition of oxytocinase in English:

oxytocinase

noun

Physiology
  • An enzyme which inactivates oxytocin and certain other peptides, and which is chiefly produced in the placenta during pregnancy.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Science. From oxytocin + -ase.

Pronunciation

oxytocinase

/ˌɒksɪˈtəʊsɪneɪz/