[ pep-tuh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌpɛp təˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry.

causing the hydrolysis of peptides.

Origin of peptolytic

First recorded in 1900–05; pepto(ne) + -lytic

Related forms

pep·tol·y·sis [pep-tol-uh-sis] /pɛpˈtɒl ə sɪs/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for peptolytic


[ pĕp′tə-lĭtĭk ]


Of or relating to peptolysis.
Of or being an enzyme or other agent that hydrolyzes peptones.
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