endopeptidase

noun
en·​do·​pep·​ti·​dase | \ ˌen-dō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce endopeptidase (audio) , -ˌdāz \

Definition of endopeptidase

: any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds within the long chains of protein molecules : protease — compare exopeptidase

First Known Use of endopeptidase

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Endopeptidase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endopeptidase. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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endopeptidase

noun
en·​do·​pep·​ti·​dase | \ -ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce endopeptidase (audio) \

Medical Definition of endopeptidase

: any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds inside the long chains of protein molecules : protease — compare exopeptidase

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