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peptidase

[ pep-ti-deys, -deyz ]
/ ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids.
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Origin of peptidase

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

peptidase
/ (ˈpɛptɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz) /

noun
any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids
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