carboxypeptidase

noun

car·​boxy·​pep·​ti·​dase kär-ˌbäk-sē-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce carboxypeptidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: 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

Examples of carboxypeptidase in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carboxypeptidase was in 1935

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“Carboxypeptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carboxypeptidase. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

carboxypeptidase

noun
car·​boxy·​pep·​ti·​dase -ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce carboxypeptidase (audio)
: 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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