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[pep-ti-deys, -deyz]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. 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


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


(pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.
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