peptidase

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

Definition of peptidase

: an enzyme that hydrolyzes simple peptides or their derivatives

First Known Use of peptidase

1918


Medical Dictionary

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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