exopeptidase

noun

exo·​pep·​ti·​dase ˌek-sə-ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce exopeptidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds formed by the terminal amino acids of peptide chains : peptidase compare endopeptidase

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exopeptidase was in 1936

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“Exopeptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exopeptidase. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

exopeptidase

noun
exo·​pep·​ti·​dase -ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce exopeptidase (audio)
: any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds formed by the terminal amino acids of peptide chains : peptidase compare endopeptidase
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