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[kahr-bok-see-pep-ti-deys, -deyz]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of several digestive enzymes that catalyze the removal of an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free carbonyl group.
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Origin of carboxypeptidase

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carboxypeptidase in Medicine


(kär-bŏk′sē-pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a terminal amino acid from the end of a peptide or polypeptide that contains a free carboxyl group.
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