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peptidase

[ pep-ti-deys, -deyz ]

noun

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


peptidase

/ ˈpɛptɪˌdeɪs; -ˌdeɪz /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of peptidase1

First recorded in 1915–20; peptide + -ase

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