Peptidase

/ˈpɛptɪdeɪz/

Origin

First recorded in 1915–20; peptide + -ase (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Peptidase

Peptidase

noun

  1. any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids.
  2. any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids

dictionary.com

Peptidase

n.

  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into amino acids.

dictionary.com

Peptidase

noun

  1. An enzyme which breaks down peptides into amino acids.

lexico.com

Peptidase

noun

  1. : an enzyme that hydrolyzes simple peptides or their derivatives

merriam-webster.com

Nearby words

peptic , peptic cell , peptic digestion , peptic esophagitis , peptic ulcer , peptide , peptide bond , peptidergic , peptidoglycan , peptidoid

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