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proteolytic

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adjective pro·teo·lyt·ic \ˌprō-tē-ə-ˈli-tik\

Definition of proteolytic

  1. :  of, relating to, or producing proteolysis

proteolytically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1877

First Known Use of proteolytic

1877


Medical Dictionary

proteolytic

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adjective pro·teo·lyt·ic \ˌprōt-ē-ə-ˈlit-ik\

Medical Definition of proteolytic

  1. :  of, relating to, or producing proteolysis <proteolytic enzymes>

proteolytically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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