endopeptidase

noun

en·​do·​pep·​ti·​dase ˌen-dō-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce endopeptidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds within the long chains of protein molecules : protease compare exopeptidase

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endopeptidase was in 1936

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“Endopeptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endopeptidase. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

endopeptidase

noun
en·​do·​pep·​ti·​dase -ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce endopeptidase (audio)
: any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds inside the long chains of protein molecules : protease compare exopeptidase
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