Peptidase



[pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of or peptones to amino acids.
/ˈpɛptɪˌdeɪs; -ˌdeɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids

peptidase pep·ti·dase (pěp’tĭ-dās’, -dāz’)
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.

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