# matrix metalloproteinase

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## matrix metalloproteinase

[¦mā·triks mə‚tal·ō′prō·tē·ə‚nās] (biochemistry)

Any member of a family of at least 19 structurally related zinc-dependent neutral endopeptidases collectively capable of degrading essentially all components of extracellular matrix.

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