[ek-soh-pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˌɛk soʊˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
any enzyme that catalyzes the removal of an amino acid from the end of a polypeptide chain.
any proteolytic enzyme, such as erepsin, that acts on the terminal bonds in a peptide chain Compare endopeptidase

exopeptidase ex·o·pep·ti·dase (ěk’sō-pěp’tĭ-dās’, -dāz’)
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of single amino acids from the end of a polypeptide chain.


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