[pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of or peptones to amino acids.
any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids
peptidase pep·ti·dase (pěp’tĭ-dās’, -dāz’)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.
[pep-tahyd] /ˈpɛp taɪd/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a compound containing two or more amino acids in which the carboxyl group of one acid is linked to the amino group of the other. /ˈpɛptaɪd/ noun 1. any of a group of compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked by chemical bonding between their respective carboxyl […]
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a covalent bond formed by joining the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another, with the removal of a molecule of water. noun 1. (biochem) a chemical amide linkage, –NH–CO–, formed by the condensation of the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of […]
peptidergic pep·ti·der·gic (pěp’tĭ-dûr’jĭk) adj. Of or being nerve cells or fibers that may use small peptide molecules as their neurotransmitters.
peptidoglycan pep·ti·do·gly·can (pěp’tĭ-dō-glī’kən, -kān’) n. A polymer found in the cell walls of prokaryotes that consists of polysaccharide and peptide chains in a strong molecular network. Also called mucopeptide, murein.