[ ek-soh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz ]
/ ˌɛk soʊˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /
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any enzyme that catalyzes the removal of an amino acid from the end of a polypeptide chain.
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British Dictionary definitions for exopeptidase
/ (ˌɛksəʊˈpɛptɪˌdeɪz) /
any proteolytic enzyme, such as erepsin, that acts on the terminal bonds in a peptide chainCompare endopeptidase
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Medical definitions for exopeptidase
[ ĕk′sō-pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of single amino acids from the end of a polypeptide chain.
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