[ kahr-bok-see-pep-ti-deys, -deyz ]
/ kɑrˌbɒk siˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /

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.

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

Medicine definitions for carboxypeptidase


[ kär-bŏk′sē-pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]


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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