proteolytic

adjective
pro·​teo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌprō-tē-ə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce proteolytic (audio) \

Definition of proteolytic

: of, relating to, or producing proteolysis

Other Words from proteolytic

proteolytically \ ˌprō-​tē-​ə-​ˈli-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce proteolytic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of proteolytic

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Proteolytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proteolytic. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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proteolytic

adjective
pro·​teo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌprōt-ē-ə-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce proteolytic (audio) \

Medical Definition of proteolytic

: of, relating to, or producing proteolysis proteolytic enzymes

Other Words from proteolytic

proteolytically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce proteolytic (audio) \ adverb

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