[uh-mee-noh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz, am-uh-noh-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. aminocitric acid,
  2. aminocyclohexane,
  3. aminoglutethimide,
  4. aminoglycoside,
  5. aminolysis,
  6. aminophenazone,
  7. aminophenol,
  8. aminopherase,
  9. aminophylline,
  10. aminoplast

Origin of aminopeptidase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for aminopeptidase


[ə-mē′nō-pĕptĭ-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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