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.

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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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Medical definitions for peptidase

peptidase
[ pĕptĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]

n.

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