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endopeptidase

[en-doh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˌɛn doʊˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
an enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of a polypeptide or protein at interior positions of the amino acid chain.
Origin of endopeptidase
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; endo- + peptidase
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British Dictionary definitions for endopeptidase

endopeptidase

/ˌɛndəʊˈpɛptɪˌdeɪz/
noun
1.
any proteolytic enzyme, such as pepsin, that splits a protein into smaller peptide fragments Also called proteinase Compare exopeptidase
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endopeptidase in Medicine

endopeptidase en·do·pep·ti·dase (ěn'dō-pěp'tĭ-dās', -dāz')
n.
Any of a large group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptide bonds in the interior of a polypeptide chain or protein molecule.

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