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exopeptidase

[ek-soh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˌɛk soʊˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any enzyme that catalyzes the removal of an amino acid from the end of a polypeptide chain.
Compare endopeptidase.
Origin of exopeptidase
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; exo- + peptidase
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British Dictionary definitions for exopeptidase

exopeptidase

/ˌɛksəʊˈpɛptɪˌdeɪz/
noun
1.
any proteolytic enzyme, such as erepsin, that acts on the terminal bonds in a peptide chain Compare endopeptidase
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exopeptidase in Medicine

exopeptidase ex·o·pep·ti·dase (ěk'sō-pěp'tĭ-dās', -dāz')
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of single amino acids from the end of a polypeptide chain.

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