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carboxypeptidase

noun car·boxy·pep·ti·dase \-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Definition of CARBOXYPEPTIDASE

:  an enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and especially polypeptides by splitting off sequentially the amino acids at the end of the peptide chain which contain free carboxyl groups

First Known Use of CARBOXYPEPTIDASE

1935

carboxypeptidase

noun car·boxy·pep·ti·dase \-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARBOXYPEPTIDASE

:  an enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and especially polypeptides by splitting off sequentially the amino acids at the end of the peptide chain which contain free carboxyl groups

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