carboxypeptidase

noun
car·​boxy·​pep·​ti·​dase | \ kär-ˌbäk-sē-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce carboxypeptidase (audio) , -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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carboxypeptidase. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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carboxypeptidase

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

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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