[ pep-ti-deys, -deyz ]
/ ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids.
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British Dictionary definitions for peptidase
/ (ˈpɛptɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz) /
any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids
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Medical definitions for peptidase
[ pĕp′tĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.
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