proteolysis

[proh-tee-ol-uh-sis]

Origin of proteolysis

1875–80; proteo- (combining form representing protein) + -lysis
Related formspro·te·o·lyt·ic [proh-tee-uh-lit-ik] /ˌproʊ ti əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for proteolysis

Contemporary Examples of proteolysis

  • “Flavor,” Cocalis notes, “is much more dependent on proteolysis, or the breakdown of proteins,” than mere appearance.

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Historical Examples of proteolysis

  • Further, the pancreatic juice is a remarkably active fluid, and proteolysis under its influence must make rapid strides.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • This brings us to a very important point in connection with the utilization by the system of the ordinary products of proteolysis.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • They can only utilize the proteid material elaborated from the products of proteolysis by other agencies.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • The combined acid, however, must be hydrochloric acid, if proteolysis is to be at all marked.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • Pepsin-proteolysis, therefore, is strictly the proteolysis produced by pepsin-acid.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden


British Dictionary definitions for proteolysis

proteolysis

noun
  1. the hydrolysis of proteins into simpler compounds by the action of enzymes: occurs esp during digestion
Derived Formsproteolytic (ˌprəʊtɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for proteolysis

C19: from New Latin, from proteo- (from protein) + -lysis
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proteolysis in Medicine

proteolysis

[prō′tē-ŏlĭ-sĭs]
n.
  1. The hydrolytic breakdown of proteins into simpler, soluble substances, as occurs in digestion.
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