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

First Known Use of proteolysis

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proteolysis

New Latin

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“Proteolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proteolysis. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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