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peptolytic

[ pep-tuh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌpɛp təˈlɪt ɪk /
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adjective Biochemistry.
causing the hydrolysis of peptides.
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Origin of peptolytic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM peptolytic

pep·tol·y·sis [pep-tol-uh-sis], /pɛpˈtɒl ə sɪs/, noun
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