peptolytic

[ pep-tuh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌpɛp təˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry.

causing the hydrolysis of peptides.

Nearby words

  1. peptidoid,
  2. peptidolytic,
  3. peptize,
  4. peptogenic,
  5. peptolysis,
  6. peptone,
  7. peptonic,
  8. peptonize,
  9. peptonoid,
  10. pepys

Origin of peptolytic

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

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

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Medicine definitions for peptolytic

peptolytic

[ pĕp′tə-lĭtĭk ]

adj.

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

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