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peptolytic

[pep-tuh-lit-ik] /ˌpɛp təˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective, Biochemistry.
1.
causing the hydrolysis of peptides.
Origin of peptolytic
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; pepto(ne) + -lytic
Related forms
peptolysis
[pep-tol-uh-sis] /pɛpˈtɒl ə sɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun
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peptolysis in Medicine

peptolysis pep·tol·y·sis (pěp-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The hydrolysis of peptones.

peptolytic pep·to·lyt·ic (pěp'tə-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to peptolysis.

  2. Of or being an enzyme or other agent that hydrolyzes peptones.

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