peptidase

[ pep-ti-deys, -deyz ]
/ ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids.

Nearby words

  1. peptic,
  2. peptic cell,
  3. peptic digestion,
  4. peptic esophagitis,
  5. peptic ulcer,
  6. peptide,
  7. peptide bond,
  8. peptidergic,
  9. peptidoglycan,
  10. peptidoid

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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Medicine definitions for peptidase

peptidase

[ pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.

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