hyaluronidase: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hī"u-loo-ron'i-dās", -dāz"), [key]
- a mucolytic enzyme found in the testes, in snake venom, and in hemolytic streptococci and certain other bacteria, that decreases the viscosity of the intercellular matrix by breaking down hyaluronic acid.
- a commercial form of this substance, used chiefly to promote the diffusion of intradermally injected drugs.
- hyaluronidase (Thesaurus)