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

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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carboxypeptidase

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

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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