aminopeptidase

[ uh-mee-noh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˌmi noʊˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz, ˌæm ə noʊ- /

noun Biochemistry.

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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Medicine definitions for aminopeptidase

aminopeptidase

[ ə-mē′nō-pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′, ăm′ə-nō- ]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the terminal peptide bond at the amino end of a polypeptide.
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