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peptidase

[pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids.
Origin of peptidase
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; peptide + -ase
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peptidase

/ˈpɛptɪˌdeɪs; -ˌdeɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids
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peptidase in Medicine

peptidase pep·ti·dase (pěp'tĭ-dās', -dāz')
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.

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