aminopeptidase

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ami·​no·​pep·​ti·​dase | \ ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce aminopeptidase (audio) , -ˌdāz \

Definition of aminopeptidase

: an enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides by acting on the peptide bond next to a terminal amino acid containing a free amino group

First Known Use of aminopeptidase

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Aminopeptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminopeptidase. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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aminopeptidase

noun
ami·​no·​pep·​ti·​dase | \ ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce aminopeptidase (audio) \

Medical Definition of aminopeptidase

: an enzyme (as one found in the duodenum) that hydrolyzes peptides by acting on the peptide bond next to a terminal amino acid containing a free amino group

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