any of a class of intracellular proteolytic enzymes, occurring in animal tissue, especially the liver, spleen, kidneys, and intestine, that catalyze autolysis in certain pathological conditions and after death.
a proteolytic enzyme responsible for the autolysis of cells after death
Willa (Sibert) [wil-uh see-bert] /ˈwɪl ə ˈsi bərt/ (Show IPA), 1876–1947, U.S. novelist. Historical Examples I left the pottering Cather to put ship-shape his cabin (as he now called it) for himself––a rainy-day occupation for aliens. The Cruise of the Shining Light Norman Duncan noun Willa (Sibert). 1873–1947, US novelist, whose works include O Pioneers! […]
a female given name. (Marfa Skavronskaya) 1684?–1727, Lithuanian wife of Peter the Great: empress of Russia 1725–27. (Sophia Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst”Catherine the Great”) 1729–96, empress of Russia 1762–96. Kate (Catherine) 1846–1901, English painter and author and illustrator of children’s books. Contemporary Examples “I told them we weren’t used to living with black people—Catherine is from […]
Mathematics. the curve assumed approximately by a heavy uniform cord or chain hanging freely from two points not in the same vertical line. Equation: y = k cos h (x / k). (in electric railroads) the cable, running above the track, from which the trolley wire is suspended. of, relating to, or resembling a catenary. […]
any of the class of chemical compounds containing two or more rings that are interlocked without being bonded chemically. noun a type of chemical compound in which the molecules have two or more rings that are interlocked like the links of a chain