proteolysis

noun
pro·​te·​ol·​y·​sis | \ ˌprō-tē-ˈä-lə-səs How to pronounce proteolysis (audio) \

Definition of proteolysis

: the hydrolysis of proteins or peptides with formation of simpler and soluble products

Examples of proteolysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This action of protein breakdown (proteolysis) determines the structure and sensory properties of Parmigiano Reggiano and its high digestibility. John Mariani, Forbes, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of proteolysis

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proteolysis

proteo- + -lysis

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The first known use of proteolysis was in 1880

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“Proteolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proteolysis. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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proteolysis

noun
pro·​te·​ol·​y·​sis | \ ˌprōt-ē-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce proteolysis (audio) \
plural proteolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce proteolysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of proteolysis

: the hydrolysis of proteins or peptides with formation of simpler and soluble products (as in digestion)

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