peptidase

noun
pep·ti·dase | \ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Definition of peptidase 

: an enzyme that hydrolyzes simple peptides or their derivatives

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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peptidase

noun
pep·ti·dase | \ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz \

Medical Definition of peptidase 

: an enzyme that hydrolyzes simple peptides or their derivatives — compare protease

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