peptidase

noun

pep·​ti·​dase ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce peptidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes simple peptides or their derivatives

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peptidase was in 1918

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“Peptidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peptidase. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

peptidase

noun
pep·​ti·​dase ˈpep-tə-ˌdās How to pronounce peptidase (audio)
-ˌdāz
: an enzyme that breaks down simple peptides

Medical Definition

peptidase

noun
pep·​ti·​dase ˈpep-tə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce peptidase (audio)
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes simple peptides or their derivatives compare protease

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