aminopeptidase

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noun ami·no·pep·ti·dase \ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Definition of aminopeptidase

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

1935

First Known Use of aminopeptidase

1935


Medical Dictionary

aminopeptidase

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noun ami·no·pep·ti·dase \ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Medical Definition of aminopeptidase

  1. :  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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