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 proteolytic

Historical Examples of proteolytic

  • This ferment, called by them galactase, on account of its origin in milk, is a proteolytic enzym of the tryptic type.

  • In the early history of physiology there was, quite naturally, little or no thought given to the nature of proteolytic changes.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • Antipeptone, on the other hand, is incapable of further change by the proteolytic ferment trypsin.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • One of our conceptions regarding pepsin-proteolysis is that acid is necessary for every step in the proteolytic process.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • This fact affords additional evidence of the profound changes set in motion by this proteolytic enzyme.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden


British Dictionary definitions for proteolytic

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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proteolytic in Medicine

proteolytic

[prō′tē-ə-lĭtĭk]
adj.
  1. Relating to, characterized by, or promoting proteolysis.

proteolysis

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