The protoplasmic envelope in the tail of a spermatozoon.

(05 Mar 2000)

tail-specific proteasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> Selectively degrades proteins with nonpolar c termini

Registry number: EC 3.4.99.-

Synonyms: tsp protease, prc protein, prc gene product

(26 Jun 1999)

A tail-strict function evaluates every cons cell in its (list) argument. It will therefore fail to terminate if its argument is an infinite list or if any tail of its argument fails to terminate. The archetypal tail-strict function is length.

See also: Head-strict, Hyper-strict.

(03 Feb 2009)