ACE

Primary Meanings of ACE

1.
n
proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
2.
n
a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
Full Definitions of ACE
1

n proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II

Synonyms:
angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin-converting enzyme
Type of:
peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme
any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
2

n a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey

Synonyms:
Allied Command Europe
Type of:
headquarters
(plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff

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