[en-doh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˌɛn doʊˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
an enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of a polypeptide or protein at interior positions of the amino acid chain.
any proteolytic enzyme, such as pepsin, that splits a protein into smaller peptide fragments Also called proteinase Compare exopeptidase

endopeptidase en·do·pep·ti·dase (ěn’dō-pěp’tĭ-dās’, -dāz’)
Any of a large group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptide bonds in the interior of a polypeptide chain or protein molecule.


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