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[kahr-bok-see-pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /kɑrˌbɒk siˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
any of several digestive enzymes that catalyze the removal of an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free carbonyl group.
Compare aminopeptidase.
Origin of carboxypeptidase Unabridged
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carboxypeptidase in Medicine

carboxypeptidase car·box·y·pep·ti·dase (kär-bŏk'sē-pěp'tĭ-dās', -dāz')
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a terminal amino acid from the end of a peptide or polypeptide that contains a free carboxyl group.

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