[uh-mee-noh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz, am-uh-noh-]
- any of several intestinal hydrolytic enzymes that remove an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free amino group.
Origin of aminopeptidase
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aminopeptidase(ə-mē′nō-pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′, ăm′ə-nō-)
- Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal peptide bond at the amino end of a polypeptide.
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