peptidolytic

[ pep-ti-doh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌpɛp tɪ doʊˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry.

causing the hydrolysis of peptides.

Nearby words

  1. peptide,
  2. peptide bond,
  3. peptidergic,
  4. peptidoglycan,
  5. peptidoid,
  6. peptize,
  7. peptogenic,
  8. peptolysis,
  9. peptolytic,
  10. peptone

Origin of peptidolytic

First recorded in 1965–70; peptide + -o- + -lytic

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Medicine definitions for peptidolytic

peptidolytic

[ pĕp′tĭ-dō-lĭtĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to the cleavage of peptides.
Causing the digestion of peptides.

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