peptidase

[pep-ti-deys, -deyz]

Origin of peptidase

First recorded in 1915–20; peptide + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for peptidase

peptidase

noun
  1. any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids
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peptidase in Medicine

peptidase

[pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′]
n.
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.
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