peptidase

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

Definition of peptidase

: an enzyme that hydrolyzes simple peptides or their derivatives

First Known Use of peptidase

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Peptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peptidase. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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peptidase

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

Medical Definition of peptidase

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

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