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carboxypeptidase

[ kahr-bok-see-pep-ti-deys, -deyz ]
/ kɑrˌbɒk siˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
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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Medical definitions for carboxypeptidase

carboxypeptidase
[ kär-bŏk′sē-pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]

n.
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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